Tag: Socrata

Machine-readable budget in a human-friendly format

The White House used Socrata’s open data platform to deliver interactive visualizations of the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal.

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4 Major Takeaways From Chicago’s Open Data Strategy

A recent workshop detailed the basics of what the Windy City’s official information portal has to offer.

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Open Data Power: Better Natural Resource Management

In this four-part series, we explore the ways that open data transforms the world. Sound extreme? Putting data behind seemingly intractable problems is the best way to tackle them, whether it’s providing access to nutritious food, combating disease, saving the

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3 Next Steps to Take After Publishing Open Data

The open data movement is in transition. Over the past decade, the public sector has dramatically increased the quantity and regularity with which it publishes open data. Legislation at the federal and local levels suggests that open data is here

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Four Open Data Initiatives to Inspire: Melbourne, Australia

If you’re looking for some inspiration about what applications and services can be made available with the power of local data, look no further than the city of Melbourne in Australia. Voted the “World’s Most Liveable City” five years running,

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of August 31, 2015

This week we see more governments bursting onto the open data scene, with initiatives from Jackson, Mississippi, to California. Plus: Was Katrina the catalyst for open government? Bloomberg’s “What Works Cities” in Action “In a huge step forward” for the

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of August 17, 2015

Open data showed its staying power this week, staking more long-term ground in high-level discussions of efficiencies and ethics, as well as demonstrating its life-saving benefits. Plus: New Orleans’ Behind the Numbers blog tackles gun violence with open data. Favor

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Kenya, an Early Open Data Adopter, Renews Its Global Leadership

Today is significant in the global open data movement. Four years ago, Kenya stepped forward as a highly visible, early leader in open data when its president launched the Kenya Open Data Portal (KODI) — the first sub-Saharan nation to

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of August 10, 2015

Cities take top honors this week: Berkeley launches an open data portal, Mesa gets on board the What Works Cities initiative, and NYC grabs the spotlight again. Globally, can open data shed light on the multinationals? Live! Berkeley’s New Open

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Making data open for everyone

Over the past few years, there have been some exciting developments in open source tools and programming languages, business intelligence tools, big data, open data, and data visualization. These trends, and others, are changing the way we interact with and

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