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3 Innovative Apps Created with Dutch Transit Authority Data

In the Netherlands, the Dutch Transit Authority (RDW) is the highest volume user of the Socrata platform worldwide. “Our philosophy ...

What Seattle Learned During Its Data Portal Redesign

Seattle was one of the first major cities to see the potential for open data, launching an open data platform ...

Libraries Are a Natural Home for Data Seekers — And Providers

When citizens need to find answers or do research, reference librarians are one of their best, most reliable and knowledgeable ...

Topeka’s New, Nimble Newsletter Sparks Engagement

When the city of Topeka decided that its weekly report From the City Interim Manager’s Desk needed a digital upgrade, ...

Introducing Open Referral: A Better Way to Manage Health, Human, and Social Services Data

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Greg Bloom, the Chief Organizing Officer for the Open Referral Initiative. “Where ...

Super-Green Seattle Wants to Be Even Greener

The Emerald City. The Silicon Forest. The land of bicycle-rights advocates. Can Seattle get any greener than it already is? ...

New Orleans Calls for Data Projects to Improve City

The beads and carnival will always be unmatched, but New Orleans is not just a Mardi Gras city — it’s ...

5 Habits of Successful Public Data Programs

Five years ago, Montgomery County began its open data program, after an act passed requiring the county to publish all ...

Ask Alexa: How Does Douglas County Promote Community Engagement?

In today’s world, we’ve come to expect information and action at our fingertips. Did you run out of detergent? Push ...

Topeka Cleans Up Outstanding Court Fines

In the past few years, Topeka, Kansas’ government administrators have engaged residents in new and interesting ways — from providing ...

9 Top States for Data Innovation

Socrata wants to congratulate all nine of our customers that made the top 10 in The Center for Data Innovation’s ...

Virginia Beach’s 4-Step Process to Releasing Data

In 2013, a Code for America brigade approached Virginia Beach, wanting to hack the city’s budget data. The Budget Office ...

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