Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for February 7, 2014

February 7, 2014 12:56 pm PST | Data as a Service, Effective Governing

The impact of open data continues to grow. From new legislation to helpful civic apps, we’re excited to see the community around open data getting stronger every day.

To help you keep up with all of the good news, we’ll collect the top open data stories from around the Web on this blog each week. Make sure to watch this space for updates and share what you find with the people in your network.

7 Billion People. 200 Countries

Watch Socrata’s latest video and let us know in the comments how you plan to change the world with open data.  

Open Data Reveals Chicago Blocked Left Unplowed All Winter

Thanks to the open data app CityStreets, developed by Derek Eder and his colleagues at OpenCity, one Chicago block was able to back up their claims of being forgotten by the snowplows during this record-breaking cold and snowy winter. The 4600 block of North Kelso Avenue has not seen a single city snow plow since 2012. 

Code for America Fellows Arrive in Lexington, Kentucky

Mayor Jim Gray was proud to welcome three fellows — Lyzi Diamond, Erik Schwartz, and Livien Yi — from Code for America to his city this week. Socrata profiled Code for America’s work in our latest issue of Open InnovationBe sure to click the link that see what this great organization is all about. 

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