New York City Creates Digital Roadmap

In May of 2011, NYC embarked on a one-of-a-kind initiative to realize the full potential of the city’s digital assets by establishing a framework for enhancing resident’s digital interactions with the city. The resulting Digital Roadmap outlines the city’s commitment to four over-arching goals, among them, Open Government. NYC embraced its commitment to Open Government by publishing large amounts of city data on the Socrata Open Data PlatformTM and has subsequently held multiple hackathons. In March of 2012, NYC expanded upon its commitment to Open Data by mandating agencies publish data online.

“Open Data is crucial because it further unlocks the potential of New York City’s rich data and transforms it into API-enabled, reusable resources necessary for fostering a successful innovation ecosystem.”
Rachel Sterne, NYC, Chief Digital Officer

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New York City to Mandate Open Data
by News Staff, Government Technology, March 2, 2012

Data-Driven Government: Open Data in NYC
by Colleen Miller, Data Center Knowledge, October 13, 2011

How Data and Open Government are Transforming NYC
by Alex Howard, O’Reilly Radar, October 7, 2011

NYC Open Data Launches New Blog to Showcase Datasets
by Angela Guess, Semantic Web, November 11, 2011

Apps Contest

Big Apps 3.0
The City of New York’s Annual App Contest