All About Alameda: A Comprehensive Data Portal

Crime reports, restaurant inspection results, parcel boundaries, poverty statistics, and more? Absolutely. Bayside county Alameda, California has created a unusually broad, comprehensive open data portal for its citizens. Popular topics on the platform include “child care program,” “environmental health,” and “general services agency.” Every visit and search helps meet Alameda’s goal of greater government transparency and engaged citizens.

“By tapping the creativity, knowledge and expertise within our community, we believe this project has great potential to help people get the information they want and to better understand the community in which they live,’’ Nate Miley, President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors More…

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Alameda County Launches Beta OpenData Site
by Spike, InfoAlamedaCounty, July 13, 2012

Comparing Alameda County’s open data to San Francisco’s
by Angela Woodall, CivicPlayground, April 10, 2012

We have a winner: Alameda County first to launch OpenData!
by Steve Spiker, Steve Spiker, July 18, 2012