Four key lessons based on conversations with chief data officers across varying levels of government.
Posts Tagged: open-data
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?
Learn how state governments are taking the lead on open data initiatives.
The ability to respond to potential issues and vector born outbreaks quickly and effectively means a world of difference to agencies and the communities they serve. Check out the five challenges that stand in the way of doing this.
Governments often mark the success of open data by how many datasets they’ve published on open portals. But publishing data, I’d argue, is open data 1.0. Open data 2.0 involves putting these data to good use. It means open data that informs policymaking budgetary decisions, that raises awareness of issues, and ultimately, that empowers communities.