May 26, 2022

Roundup: New Datasets, Databases, and Related Resources


Tax Breaks: First National Database of Incentive Programs for Film and TV Production (via USA Today Network)

The USA Today Network surveyed every state in the nation on its film-incentive program and created the first national database that shows how much each film and show received in tax breaks and incentives. Thirty-five states allocate more than $1.3 billion a year in tax breaks to films and television shows, but the review found limited public information in some states about their programs, but also found big bucks shelled out at a time when a record number of television shows and movies being made in the U.S.


Minneapolis Police Use of Force Data Now Online (via MPR) ||| Direct to MPD Data Dashboard


Early Meteorological Records From Latin-America and the Caribbean During the 18th And 19th Centuries (via Scientific Data)

New Interactive Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security (via USGS) ||| Direct to Interactive Map

USGS Announces Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD)



About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.