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Government Open Social Data on Socrata


Government Open Social Data on Socrata

Members share both interest in making government public data more accessible, interactive, engaging and use the Socrata platform to enable the sharing and socializing of public data. 

Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2012

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Discussion Forum

What would you like to learn about sharing data on your site?

Started by Wally Rogers. Last reply by Wally Rogers Feb 24, 2012. 3 Replies

This discussion is here so YOU can suggest something you would like to learn about sharing data on your site.  Ask ANYTHING!  If we cannot answer, I'll be we know someone who can!  I'll join you…Continue

Tags: open, data, information, share, learn

Wouldn't it be cool if Socrata would....

Started by Wally Rogers. Last reply by Wally Rogers Feb 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Ok, don't keep it in and don't feel you need to be practical.  Think small or think big and share that cool thing that would make you smile if the Socrata site could do it.

Tags: cool, wow, features, socrata, GOSDOS

Socrata communications

Started by Neil Berry. Last reply by Chris Metcalf Mar 17, 2011. 1 Reply

In the spirit of constructive advise to Socrata, I'd like feedback on some communications issues we're experiencing and how we can help Socrata improve. Is anyone having problems with the lack of…Continue

Requirements for Tech Support of UserGroup

Started by Mary Groebner. Last reply by Mary Groebner Mar 17, 2011. 1 Reply

In order to support our virtual usergroup, we need a place to continue discussions, connect people with each other, post presentations and agendas and potentially recordings related to that…Continue

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Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 2, 2012 at 8:59am

How do we get beyond privacy concerns when it comes to health data?

Comment by GovLoop on March 20, 2011 at 1:51pm
Did people see Todd Park, CTO of HHS, presentation on Open Data?  I thought may be useful so I embedded it here
Comment by Saf Rabah on March 15, 2011 at 5:05pm
Hi everyone. Thanks Karen for creating this group for current and future Open Data practitioners on Socrata. Thank you Mary, Wally and Steve for getting the conversation going. I'm glad to join you in this group! I will do my best to answer questions and loop in other Socrata resources as necessary.
Comment by GovLoop on March 15, 2011 at 4:58pm

That would be cool...I'd love to see folks in this group write a blog post series on their experience making open data a reality/whats working/whats hard.


Also we are really interested in visualizing our data and would be interested in any way partnering there

Comment by GovLoop on March 15, 2011 at 5:26am

Would love to hear ideas how we could use better which is on Socrata.  We've used it in two different ways:

1 - Display cool relevant data like regarding federal employment demographics

2 - Almost like a wiki where we do stuff like have list of cities with data sites

Comment by Mary Groebner on March 14, 2011 at 10:13pm


We'll let you know as soon as we figure it out (we're doing some research into options).

Comment by Angie Hogenson on March 14, 2011 at 7:20pm
Just a  questions - at the usergroup conference call, there was talk of posting a powerpoint and/or other materials from the call to this site.  Is that going to happen or do we need to directly contact someone?
Comment by Wally Rogers on March 11, 2011 at 9:54pm

Hi all! 

Pinch me!  We need to invite Govloop to be a member of GOSDOS! Govloop is on Socrata too!  Check it out.

Comment by Mary Groebner on March 11, 2011 at 1:41am
So - what did folks think of the first usergroup 'meeting'? What could we improve upon? What should the next one be like?  Planners tossed around the idea that future sessions could be based on topic, like 'health data' or 'transit data' or 'environmental data' etc.  For WA state, do you think more basic tutorials are needed to sort of 'catch up' with OR?  Do you think it'd be useful to advertise the next session to civic app developers to hear what kind of data they imagine we have that they'd love to have access to?  If yes, how would we find them?

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