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New search tool finds, charts public data

Original post made by GoogleWatch, News on Mountain View's largest employer, on Apr 28, 2009

Google announced a new search function today that will allow users to find and compare public data more easily.

Google is launching the unnamed search tool by allowing users to access and analyze population and employment data by placing it conveniently on charts. Other data, such as emissions data from the US Environmental Protection Agency, will follow. The tool also allows data from different sources to be compared.

To use the function, do a regular Google search for "population" or "unemployment rate" followed by "a U.S. state or county to see the most recent estimates," says [Web Link the official Google Blog post on the topic].

The Washington Post also has [Web Link the story].

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Posted by wones
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm

It's a helpful site - I use it everyday!

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Posted by Angela Hey
Mountain View Voice Blogger
on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

It shows the population of Alaska is similar to that of San Mateo County.

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