LA Counts provides access to 2,000+ open and publicly accessible datasets related to Los Angeles County. Sourced from over 200 publishers, the majority are maintained by government agencies but datasets from nonprofit and private publishers are listed, too. Metadata completion varies widely across and even within publishers. LA Counts has developed minimum metadata field requirements to kickstart the adoption of a standard level, set user expectations, and encourage publisher accountability.
In general, datasets conform to the three criteria: