Sabrina I. Pacifici writes for the beSpacific blog about a free tool which allows users to locate and analyze curated public datasets from around the world.

The 100,000 datasets from over 100 countries bring together information from international organisations and federal governments, and local and state governments in the USA, spanning subjects like building permits and fire inspection data, to things such as the contents of shipping containers, and financial contributions to political campaigns. Users get a description of the datasets, along with key use cases and related information.

Read more here.