With Transparency Camp and OpenGovWest there is a lot of excitement brewing about an effort to establish an “open data set” on all government websites in the United States. This is in particularly targeted to making local government, including all those obscure special districts out there, far more accessible to the people online.
The public should be able to type in their address or click on a map and see ALL the government jurisdictions that represent/serve/tax them in one reliable swoop.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
Big need? Little need?
What about going deeper into elected officials?
How might you reuse this data?