This web site contains a select set of high value datasets created by the Executive Branch of the federal government. The datasets are searchable in three catalogs, which provide access to the raw datasets and various tools.
The Raw Catalog provides access to data in XML, Text/CSV, KML/KMZ, Feeds, XLS, or ESRI Shapefile formats. The Tools Catalog links to sites that include data mining and extraction tools and widgets. The Geodata Catalog has links to download federal geospatial data.
Data.gov also provides a link to a list of California’s machine-readable data from a variety of state agencies. You can access this resource from the Public Health Library’s Statistical/Data Resources web page at: