The team at Geodata.gov has announced that the migration to Data.gov is well underway and will officially take effect on September 30, 2011, at that time all traffic hitting geodata.gov will be automatically redirected to the new home at Data.gov. According to Geodata.gov, “This starts another exciting new chapter in Open Government, and the evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than before.”
You may be wondering, What will be different about publishing your geospatial datasets to Data.gov?
The Response: Up until now, Data.gov has been receiving Federal, downloadable, geospatial datasets through flagging of these selected datasets within the GOS metadata management interface. These existing flags for sharing datasets with Data.gov will be maintained through the transition process. Additionally, Data.gov will accept a wider variety of content type than just downloadable data, to include live data and map services. After the migration is completed, it will be a good time to do some cleanup and maintenance of old records.