This latest launch is part of Google’s effort to increase discoverability of datasets for data journalists. Earlier this summer Google had launched the highlighting of tabular data in Google searches.
‘Dataset Search’ will help consolidate search efforts onto one platform instead of having to individually search for data on various portals. This should help facilitate discoverability of some GIS datasets that might otherwise be hard to find via a traditional search engine query.
- Making it easier to discover datasets, The Keyword, Google
- Improving Geospatial Data Search
- Using Visual Search to Find Geographically Similar Features on Satellite Imagery