Tag: local government

Better local government through open data

Local government is under financial siege. Can we make the case for more open data by helping them get more done with less?

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Responsible Uses of Open Data

This week I attended the Responsible Uses of Open Data in Government and the Private Sector conference at NYU. As someone who teaches with open data and lectures on the use of open data in government, I have a keen

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Linida, as beautiful it may sound is not somebody’s name, nor a government project. It is a story of people engagement in negotiating their demands to shape the development agenda and improve public services in Batang district, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Open source as a tool of cultural change

If you haven’t heard of 18F, it’s time to get them on your radar. 18F is a digital consultancy in an independent agency, a startup within the General Services Administration (GSA), and a major advocate for open source and open

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The Big Picture- Big Bata, Knowledge Organisation and the Historic Environment: Shaping the future of Historic Environment Service Provision

Videos from the CIfA conference– Organiser(s): Sarah Reilly, Historic England, Sarah MacLean, Historic England, Marion Page, Dyfed Archaeology, Emily La-Trobe Batemen, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, and Jane Golding, Historic England Local government is facing cuts of a level not seen since

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Open data at the local level can help to create a new eco-system of openness and activism

In 2010, the Government began pushing for local authorities in England to release information on public spending over a certain threshold – in this case £500. Ben Worthy argues that although reform is needed to maximise the potential of this

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Open Gov Partnership mulls expanding membership to states

President Barack Obama speaks at a September 2014 meeting of the Open Government Partnership. (Pete Souza/White House) A leading international organization on open government may soon welcome state and local governments into its membership. The proposal is one of many the Open

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OpenGov Voices: Now is the time for open data in Mesa

In local government, we are passionate about the “local” part of our government mission – being the first responder, the first line of direct service to our resident and sometimes the first source of information. With more information in our

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10 Challenges for Open Data

It has been six years since Tim Berners Lee called out for more raw data. A lot since then has happened, but critics often point out limited visible impacts and the lack of public awareness. So the question is, what

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Analytics with a Side of Discretion

In recent months we’ve seen many new technologies and partnerships aimed at helping local government workers conduct restaurant health inspections more effectively and efficiently. In Boston, participants in a civic innovation competition are using Yelp and city data to develop

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