Open Data

How open data helps cities be more accountable

by • 4 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast: Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin outlines how his office uses data in its audits and reports on city operations.

Enacting data strategies for better state and local decision-making

by • 4 months ago

Tyler Technologies’ Franklin Williams discusses how state and local agencies are using data as a strategic asset to improve outcomes across communities.

Crypto-affiliated platform to store copies of New York City open data

by • 7 months ago

NYC plans to store some of its open data on the Filecoin Network, a peer-to-peer network that issues digital coins to its participants.

Virginia's data chief says he's stepping down

by • 7 months ago

Carlos Rivero, who joined the state government in 2018, said he's stepping down to spend more time with his family.

Philadelphia publishes 'meta' dashboard for city's open-data efforts

by • 8 months ago

Philadelphia's new open-data dashboard tracks the number of automated and visualized datasets that the city publishes.

The pandemic made open data bigger than ever. But it's still pretty messy.

by • 1 year ago

COVID-19 radically increased the public's appetite for data. But a year in, political shenanigans and limited federal standards make it difficult to fully understand the public health crisis.

Contact tracing app helped lower COVID cases in Minnesota, CIO says

by • 1 year ago

The state's contract tracing app helped lower cases after November's spike, and now the state's deploying a tool to track vaccination data, said Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes.

Why local government needs more technologists

by • 2 years ago

Commentary: There are a lot of technologists working to make government better, but former Seattle open data manager David Doyle says it needs more.

Survey of Philadelphia open-data portal finds wide use in academic and nonprofit work

by • 2 years ago

A survey gave high marks to the portal, with 92% of respondents saying its dashboards and other visualizations are helpful to their work.