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  1. Include description of the data

    What is "Childrens Feeding"? These data sets must have a one sentence line describing what they are. It's a waste of time to click on each one to realize "oh, it's just a listing of restaurants not ones that have been given warnings for safety violations."

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    • Add a "miscatogorized data" link

      Some of the data will be dirty: so add some sort of feedback mechanism to alert other people that this line is not for "Drinking and Eating" but in fact a gas station.

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      • Create a glossary

        COB means City of Boston, but you can't tell that from the data listing. Including a glossary of government terms would be very helpful.

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        • Group the data by some understandable organization

          Whether it's by department or activity: it's helpful to scan the data to see Health Services and then a listing under there. The data can be listed multiple times under different departments.

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          • Create a forum for developers to talk to each other

            The developers will want a way to communicate/learn from each other as they go through the data sets. This communication is public, but also very specific. See the MassDOT developer's Google Group.

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