Accessing Public Datasets

Thousands of publicly available computer vision datasets available from Roboflow Universe.

Written by Mohamed Traore

Last published at: April 20th, 2022

Roboflow Universe

Roboflow and Roboflow Public users have made thousands of public image datasets available for you to use. From packages on porches to airplanes, cyclists, and website screenshots, we host diverse datasets that can be helpful to you.

  • If you want to get started without uploading any data, the public datasets are a good way for you to get the feel of Roboflow.
  • If you are tackling a problem -- like pothole detection -- and don't have enough data on your own, you might consider merging your pothole dataset with our pothole dataset. Using public datasets is one way to improve your computer vision model.

To take a public dataset and be able to apply your own preprocessing and augmentation steps to it, select the dataset, then click "Fork Dataset" in the upper-right corner.

If you don't need to modify the dataset in any way and you don't want to use Roboflow's one-click AutoML solution, but you'd just like to export the dataset to collect the images or train your own custom model, then click the version you want on the left-hand side underneath "Generate a Version" and export that version in the format of your choosing.

Want to make your dataset public? Reach out to us! We'll give you access to some of our beta features or paid features.


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