The Fusion Project is a research project that uses techniques and technology developed internally to combine multiple public data sets into a single, value-packed data set for public consumption. Using distributed data analysis technology which employs advanced statistical analysis and data integration technology, the Fusion Project is able to join together previously silo'd data sets, unlocking insights and ideas that were previously unavailable. The project's ultimate goal is to unlock the synergy latent in the publicly available data sets and put them to work.
We are aiming to make the complete Fusion Project available and explorable online by July of 2012.
Currently the Fusion Project incorporates the following public data sets, making them all available push-button as part of the Fusion Project:
US 2010 Census Data
Provides rich, meaningful location data that gives incredibly deep access to demographic insight.
Lending Club Statisticts
Makes loan information available, allowing you to augment your data with financial information joined on location
Pew Research conducts surveys about a wide variety of topics such as mobile usage, social network usage, news consumption, buying behavior, and many other topics. These surveys include rich demographic information meaning that the survey data can be linked to demographic and location data.
World Bank Data
The World Bank provides a large number of public data sets covering economics, culture and demographics. For a look outside the United States this is the go-to resource.