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Geocommons is a website for uploading and visualizing datasets with a geospatial component (so they can be plotted on a map). Focus is on visualization rather than the data with tagline: "Explore, Create and Share Intelligent Maps and Geographic Data"

Openness: PASS-

    License: all datasets licensed under cc by-sa 3.0

    Access: data provided in kml or kmz format but difficult to get hold of. Unfortunately a little complex to get data for a given dataset and hard (impossible) to access all datasets at once via web (perhaps can be done via their web api -- requires sign-up and an API key). For example long list of items on  href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> doesn't seem to provide link (and the js fancyness doesn't seem to work that well). Also not clear that they make available any of their 'own' datasets 

    format: kml,kmz