This is a discussion about the submission for National Statistics / Brazil.
This is another excellent submission. Kudos to @Wagner_Faria_de_Oliv!
Here are some points worth noting.
Formats (question B8) are marked: CSV, TSV and XLS. There may be other formats available on other IBGE websites and pages. However, at the links provided (which are the ones that are supposed to be considered in the evaluation), I could only find XLS.
Ease of use (question B9). Ease of use for open data should also take into consideration the ease of automation. In the case of this data, all the XLS files are very presentational, i.e. contain many cells whose purpose is too explain something or for visual design only. One of the common use cases of open data is for automation, when someone periodically downloads the files and reads cells and does something with the values, e.g. insert them into a database. One can do so with such files. However, since they’re presentational, the next iteration of the file might have the structure or position of the table changed, as it’s clearly intended for human consumption and not for automation. For this reason I’d move down ease of use a notch, if considering only the datasets mentioned at the links.
Note, however, that some of these are indeed made available by IBGE on other channels for machine readable consumption through the Sidra API, which was not mentioned as a source in this submission. However, I did not find this API’s documentation easy to follow, e.g. coudn’t find easily the list of available tables and documentation on each of those tables themselves.