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#DataNews: The Value of Data Inventories, Tracking Pollution Through IoT, & More

In open data news this week, Kansas City’s Chief Data Officer Eric Roche shares how a data inventory led to ...

Firefighters Can Save Their Own Lives with Data

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2015, more than 27,000 firefighters were exposed to hazardous materials such as chemicals ...

Data Viz: Are You Telling a Story or Making a Point?

“How many people have ever said to themselves or a colleague or a client, let’s tell stories with these data?” ...

3 Ways Performance Management Leaders Can Engage the Public

Government performance management practitioners from the across the country met recently at Socrata Connect near Washington, DC to discuss what’s ...

How to Hire a Data Scientist & Find Solutions in Your Data

If you’re like many public sector organizations or governments, you’re awash in data. A data scientist could help you make use ...

#DataNews: A What Works Cities Certification Program, OPEN Government Act Progress, & More

This week brings the launch of a What Works Cities certification program that will assess cities’ data practices, and then ...

Using Sidewalks to Fight Obesity in San Bernardino County

Known as “The Heart of Southern California,” San Bernardino County covers more than 20,000 square miles, with 2.15 million residents. ...

311, Blight, & Internal Data Go Digital in Montgomery, AL

Open Data Montgomery is one of many moves the city of Montgomery is making toward greater transparency and a smarter ...

Data Science and R, Plus More, at Data Camp

At the final day of Socrata Connect, data analysts, program managers, CDOs, performance directors, and others gathered for a day of ...

Socrata Connect Coverage and More

Speakers and sessions from this week’s Socrata Connect conference were in the news: San Bernardino County’s Public Health Director spoke ...

Socrata Connect Day 2 – Finding Meaning & Sharing Success

Day two of Socrata Connect in DC continued the great energy of day one and showcased a whole new batch of ...

Socrata Connect Day 1 – Data Inspiration from NYC to Nashville

On Monday of this week, government data enthusiasts from around the country gathered at National Harbor near DC to swap ...

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