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  • DSPL is the Dataset Publishing Language, a representation language for the data and metadata of datasets. Datasets described in this format can be processed by Google and visualized in the Google Public Data Explorer.
    Features

    * Use existing data: Just add an XML metadata file to your existing CSV data files
    * Powerful visualizations: Unleash the full capabilities of the Google Public Data Explorer, including the animated bar chart, motion chart, and map visualization
    * Linkable concepts: Link to concepts in other datasets or create your own that others can use
    * Multi-language: Create datasets with metadata in any combination of languages
    * Geo-enabled: Make your data mappable by adding latitude and longitude data to your concept definitions. For even easier mapping, link to Google's canonical geographic concepts.
    * Fully open: Freely use the DSPL format in your own applications

  • Google One Pass is a payment system that enables publishers to set the terms for access to their digital content.

    It offers purchase-once, view-anywhere functionality, so users can view the content they buy across all of their devices.