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Douglas County Open Budget Invites the Public to Explore the Annual Budget

This week, Douglas County, Kansas, home to 117,000 residents, launched an Open Budget site, which provides the public with access ...

New SVP Brings Extensive Public Sector Experience to Socrata

With a history of wins in public sector IT and a passion for open data, Matt Miszewski joins the Socrata ...

How 3 Mayors Use Data to Improve Land Use in Their Cities

When the Route Fifty Roadshow stopped in Seattle recently Socrata was there to learn what growing cities are doing to ...

Increased Security with FedRAMP and Socrata for Federal Government

At Socrata, we create solutions that allow government organizations to put their data online, make better, data-driven decisions, operate more ...

Clear the Air: How to Make an Impact with Environmental Data

If you want to reduce crime rates, try asking yourself this question: How is the air quality? While crime rates ...

Civic Hackers Unite at Delaware’s Upcoming Open Data Challenge Event

The organizers of Delaware’s upcoming Access to Hope Through Innovation hackathon expect a diverse group to attend, from retirees to ...

10 Amazing Finds on NASA’s Data Portal

NASA has devoted itself to peaceful applications in space science for nearly six decades. From the Apollo moon landing missions ...

The First DATA Act Reporting Deadline Is Here

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), unanimously enacted in May 2014, is the first federal open data law ...

Every Child, Every Meal: The Data Behind Ending Child Hunger

Thirteen million U.S. children — one in five kids from coast to coast — are hungry right now. Being under-fed ...

#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?” ...

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