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.
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If 2016 taught us anything, it is that technology enables communication between government and the people it serves in such a powerful way. From elections and campaigning, to traditional government services, technology is changing the way government operates. Here are a few trends that get me excited about the year to come
The next administration will need to make important choices about both government data and Iraq. What can Mosul’s ruins tell us about the future of government data?
Has the availability of data and transparency of government information led to greater trust?
As our government continues the journey of open data and citizen engagement, finding meaningful ways to share that data and encourage interaction will only grow in importance. Maps are just one way to improve our citizens’ customer experience.
When it comes to the idea of open data in government, I am one of its greatest fans. Here are a few of my top reasons open data is the best thing to happen to the government since federal holidays.
There’s a difference between opening data and having a long-term vision for what your organization plans to do with its data.
Open data is more than a sheet of facts and statistics. For public safety organizations, it is the start of a conversation and deeper partnership with the community.
Open data has the ability to revolutionize the law enforcement community but agencies must first learn how to effectively collect, store and disseminate data. Learn what practitioners across government are doing to address the challenges of opening up data for the law enforcement community.
Keeping constituents and the communities they live in safe is a top priority for law makers. Fortunately, open data is making this a little easier. Learn how govies are forming partnerships at the state, local, and federal levels to optimize open data and keep communities safe.