Geography is destiny." It is a phrase that owes its origin to early theories of geopolitics. It's originally credited to Napoleon, prior to his army invading Russia. Here's what it has to do with redistricting.
Posts Tagged: open-data
There is quite a bit of writing these days about how data is the catalyst to government innovation. Over the last several years, the conversation has turned towards how the innovation needed to face the 21st-century challenges requires us to get these data conversations right.
There is no doubt that this is a crisis; a true state of emergency. Lots is being done, but there is room to do more. We need to put a face to this crisis.
Four key lessons based on conversations with chief data officers across varying levels of government.
Open data will never be as pervasive or transformational without addressing the core obstacles that agencies face in sharing data.
The current open data movement came about approximately seven years ago. The impetus came from individuals wanting more transparency, accountability and a fuel for apps for the betterment of all mankind. So how are we doing?
How can communities come together and address the growing crises of homelessness? Technology and GIS may be helpful ways to start.
The path to improving citizen engagement can start in many places.
Listen to the wisdom that open data is imparting.
Could your city eliminate traffic deaths?