With open data, governments shouldn’t be transparent for transparency’s sake, but to grow the trust of the citizens in their leadership.
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The future of open data is about growing the user base. Taking a lesson from the creator of Mario Bros. can make data portals easy to use.
Governments are one of the largest repositories of in-demand data. Why shouldn’t government use data journalism to unlock value by telling its own story?
Pet overpopulation is expensive. With the right approach, can this problem be framed in a way that saves both lives and money?
This is just one example of the power of an initiative that is still in its most nascent stage. With respects to open data and building trust in government, the best is yet to come.
If you can identify a useful analytics question and keep it well-scoped, your chances of an executable analytics solution go up dramatically.
Data drills are a mechanism for helping a city to baseline where they are with citywide data practices. They’re also a mechanism for helping a city improve their ability to identify, understand and use data to solve a city challenge when requested.
Predictive policing is being used by many municipal and federal law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally to decrease crime. But community outreach with data-driven strategies can be more effective.
You want to hear a secret? City governments are still at the beginning stages of understanding how best to optimize the use of machine learning (ML) algorithms to make city services more efficient. Here’s why.
Use this four-step process to evidence-based decision making.