Grassroots organizations need data about their communities to inform their work, measure their progress, and identify places where their constituents are not represented. Google’s Data Commons helps to fulfill this need by making public data an accessible and usable resource. It gathers hundreds of thousands of statistical variables from thousands of datasets and hundreds of sources into a repository that can be queried through a natural language interface.
In this webinar, Google's Data Commons team and experts on food security will share the vision of the Data Commons initiative. Presenters will also demonstrate how TechSoup’s instance of Data Commons was used to develop initial use cases illustrating the relationship between food security, farming, and climate change in the U.S.