In the past few years we’ve seen a huge shift in the way governments publish information. More and more governments are proactively releasing information as raw open data rather than simply putting out reports or responding to requests for information. This has enabled all sorts of great tools like the ones that help us find transportation or the ones that let us track the spending and performance of our government. Unfortunately, somewhere in this new wave of open data we forgot some of the most fundamental information about our government, the basic “who”, “what”, “when”, and “where”.
Open data embraces the beauty of a more transparent government,” said NYC Councilspeaker Quinn. “It is the building block of the digital age.
Openness in government strengthens our democracy, promotes the delivery of efficient and effective services to the public, and contributes to economic growth.
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