The city of Louisville has become one of the first to publish comprehensive citizen service request data using an Open 311-compatible bulk dataset — 23 years’ worth, to be exact. Louisville’s data is hosted by GovDelivery DKAN, providing the city with a variety of cataloging, publishing, and visualization options for their datasets. Now with the… Read more »
Sid Burgess is GovDelivery’s Senior Open Data Consultant. He is an industry leader on the intersection of technology and constituent services. Data engagement is the concept of taking open data beyond the portal, using it to engage citizens across many contexts and improve their lives through better service delivery. This can best be accomplished by… Read more »
The International Data Corporation (IDC) has named GovDelivery a 2016 IDC Innovator for both the Smart City Open Data Platforms and Location-Based Smart City Engagement Tools markets. GovDelivery Open Data Systems (NuCivic) was named an IDC Innovator in the smart city open data platforms market for 2016. GovDelivery offers a complete open source data solution with a full suite of… Read more »
The USDA National Agricultural Library is on the cutting edge of open data, and the projects inspired by collaboration on its portal, Ag Data Commons, prove it. At the 9th Annual Digital Summit, Andrew Hoppin and Adam Kriesberg explained why open data is just an extension of NAL’s mission and how others can get involved with open data.
GovDelivery has answered the call of the Police Data Initiative with a commitment to create DKAN Public Safety Edition. To see just what this specialized DKAN platform contains, check out this blog post.
The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Agricultural Library (USDA NAL) wanted a way to further its mission of encouraging new research and offering a repository for research findings. With its open data portal, USDA NAL can now do both, all while being in compliance with the federal open data initiative.
Tips you and your team can use to start building an open data portal of your own, or improve one you already have.
The state of government open data portals is not the best, but with DKAN steps can be taken to make sure you and your audience are getting the most out of your open data efforts.
Is open data something your agency has checked off its list of technology initiatives, only to move on to new projects? For many agencies, open data is something that has been marked as completed, even when it has failed to drive the results, innovation, conversations or changes in behavior that teams had originally hoped for… Read more »
Building and sustaining new technology has always been a collaborative process. From the people who develop it, to the people who explain what it can do, to people who use it in new ways, nearly everyone has taken part in creating, promoting, or transforming technology in some way during their lifetimes. Open source takes this… Read more »