Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 8:50 am 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.

OASIS Consortium Approves OData 4.0 Standards for Open, Programmable Web

The OASIS international open standards consortium announced the approval of the Open Data Protocol (OData) 4.0 and the OData JSON Format 4.0. These REST-based standards simplify the querying and sharing of data across applications for re-use in the enterprise, cloud, and mobile devices.

Talking Open Data with NYC Stakeholders

Last month, GovLab hosted a Stakeholders Forum on Open Data run by New York City’s Transparency Working Group – a coalition of civic and civic tech organizations supporting efforts to make NYC government more open and accountable.

White House Launches New Climate Data Initiative

The White House launched an initiative on March 19 that aims to expand the use of climate data nationwide, to help communities cope with the impacts of global warming.The effort includes making federal data more accessible through climate.data.gov.

New World Bank Field Guide Explores Innovations in Disaster Risk and Resilience

The new World Bank Group field guide provides practical guidance for governments and organizations as they build their own open data programs for addressing disaster risk and resilience.


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