Papers and Guides

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Justin Bruce: A One-Man Force for Open Data in Jackson, Mississippi

Find out how Justin Bruce, the Director of Innovation and Performance at Jackson, Mississippi, organizes his days, thinks about performance management, and empowers Jackson’s nine city departments to leverage open data.

Top Datasets for U.S. States

States publish data in a variety of categories, discover the most commonly accessed datasets driving the greatest engagement.

Top Datasets for U.S. Counties

From 311 requests to crime data, counties maintain a wide array of datasets. Find out which datasets are most frequently accessed.

Top Datasets for U.S. Cities

Cities publish a variety of data on their Publica sites, find inspiration from some of the most popular dataset categories.

Virginia Beach Timeline

See how Virginia Beach's data program has evolved and helped the city become a digital leader and innovation success story.

Making Financial Data Accessible to Everyone

Where do tax dollars really go? It's a question asked by citizens and other constituents who want results from their state and local governments. In this special edition brief by Governing, we hear from Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and Socrata Product Manager, Kyle Hall on just how cloud software helps government improve data clarity, insight and transparency.

The State of the Union of Open Data, 2016

In September 2016, over 1,000 government, nonprofit, and industry leaders gathered to share their commitment to more open government data. Over 40 leaders contributed to this report, which details the unprecedented bipartisan data movement.

2014 Open Data Benchmark Report

Executive Summary In this decade, an increasing number of public-sector organizations have embraced open data as a way to boost ...

2010 Open Government Data Benchmark Study

The Socrata Open Government Data Benchmark Study reveals strong support for Open Data among citizens and government employees alike.

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