Access to information builds more civic engagement with government, but it also promotes political discourse, which is where the media play. That’s when they stop being reporters and become analysts and arbitrators. It forces journalists to evolve. Perhaps the role of the media is to become what experts call “sense makers” – the people who … Continúa leyendo Sourcing and Visualizing Data Journalism
According to the Office of Science and Technology, freely-available data from the Federal government and other sources can be a powerful input to private sector innovation. Open Data can spur entrepreneurship, empower citizens, and create jobs. As just one example, data from the US Global Positioning System (GPS) have been utilized by entrepreneurs to power … Continúa leyendo Open Innovation for Public and Private Sectors
Throughout the world, governments are making collections of public data more easily available and consumable on the Web. Although critical of the government dumping loads of raw data in the public domain, accessible and relevant data can be very useful in improving public services. According to Gartner, “The same applies to the other technology fashion … Continúa leyendo Open Government Movement on the rise…
Over time, the City will make available more advance datasets; however, initial datasets include: • 2010 census data for Palo Alto • Pavement condition ratings • City tree locations • Park locations • Bicycle paths and hiking trails • Creek water level • Rainfall tide • Utility data Official press release Best, … Continúa leyendo Junar Helps Transform Digital City
Does anyone disagree with more open data? It’s a huge part of many forward-looking governments and organizations’ transparency strategy and is capturing headlines daily. According to Gartner, “It may be a great opportunity to test some of the open government and government 2.0 tools to help communicate, engage people in finding solutions to problems that … Continúa leyendo What’s next for open data?
I recently attended the International Open Government Data Conference (IOGDC) in D.C. During a session, one of the panelists asked for a show of hands to count the types of event participants in the room. Half of the responses were government institutions researching open data solutions. The other half included a few open data solution … Continúa leyendo Post IOGDC – Taking Open Government to the Next Level
Readers of this blog are no strangers to Big Data. After all, IDC predicts digital records to grow to 35 zettabytes by 2020. The fact is there is tons of wealth contained in the world’s data, both internal and external to the organization. However, the real challenge, indeed the real value, is that most organizations … Continúa leyendo Welcome to the Information Services Revolution!