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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Google US Government Search Launched

The launch of Google U.S. Government Search may be an additional resource for finding GIS data within government websites. The existing standard site for finding such data resources is FirstGov.

Google U.S. Government Search offers a single location for searching across U.S. government information, and for keeping up to date on government news. You can choose to search for content located on either U.S. federal, state and local government websites or the entire Web -- from the same search box. Below the search box, the homepage includes government-specific news content from both government agencies and press outlets. You can personalize the page by adding content feeds on government or other topics that you're interested in.

The site is designed to serve government employees, contractors, and the public by searching an index of U.S. federal, state and local sites with .com, .edu .gov, .mil, and .us, domains.