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Why You Must See Charlie Catlett at Socrata Connect

Across Chicago, mounted on buildings and light posts, interactive, modular sensor boxes have been installed as part of the city’s ...

Sing a Song of Data

Syracuse plans to use data to identify homes with a high risk for fire and ensure that working smoke detectors ...

Open Calgary Lets Citizens Take a Deep Dive Into Data

Editor’s note: This post by Lindsay Shannon, Communications Advisor for the city of Calgary, originally appeared on Calgary City News Blog. ...

Public Engagement Through APIs and Policy

Douglas County is using APIs to facilitate data sharing and Buffalo, a What Works City, is soliciting feedback on a ...

What’s Next for Data in 2017?

American cities have big ideas for how they’ll use open data in 2017: Nashville aims to publish a deep backlog ...

What Are Your 2017 Goals? Get Fresh Ideas at Socrata Connect

What does your data program need to succeed to 2017? New skills, a stronger community, one-on-one time with technology experts, ...

Looking Back at a Year in Data

An infographic from Government Technology offers a retrospective on data trends in 2016 while research firm Gartner looks ahead to ...

The City of Topeka Raises the Bar for Government Performance

A new performance site is the latest offering in the city of Topeka’s firm commitment to transparency. Previously, the city ...

Meet Virginia Beach: From Data Pioneer to Digital City Winner

The city of Virginia Beach is an open government pioneer, with a long, rich history of transparency. “Our mayor and ...

Senate Passes OPEN Government Data Act

The Senate unanimously passed the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, which requires all federal agencies to ...

Providing Fast, Easy Access to Sedgwick County’s Financials

In Sedgwick County, Kansas, the launch of Open Budget and Open Spending enable residents to quickly and easily access the ...

Data Drives Citizen Engagement and Government Efficiency

The Statewide Data Coordinator for Texas discusses how sharing data leads to economic benefits — and also helps public agencies show ...

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