I’ve always been a fan of open data. I love the idea of how releasing data can lead to innovation like Weather Channel, GPS, or fun food pyramid games.
The fine folks at Socrata have been leading the push on Open Data and power a
number of the city, state, and federal sites. Heck, they even power data.govloop.com (cool data ranging from list of social media policies to demographic data on govies)
Today, Socrata, Sunlight Foundation, Personal Democracy Forum, GovLoop and Code for America team up to benchmark the state of Open Data. Socrata together with leading public advocacy organizations, is surveying government employees about the progress of Open Data initiatives in federal, state and local governments. Socrata is a leading technology enabler of Open Data Services for government.
Are you a government employee? If so, help assess the state of Open Data in government and shape its future by taking a survey at:
http://www.socrata.com/benchmark-study. Now is your chance to let your voice be heard.
This survey to Government orgs, follows a survey to 1,000 mainstream citizens and is part of the Open Government Data Benchmark Study. This broad market study to benchmark the state of Open Data in government is the first time that government stakeholders, mainstream citizens and civic application developers are all invited to share their perspectives on the nascent Open Data movement in order to gauge changing attitudes and expectations towards Open Data, both within government and among its data-consuming constituents.