Pioneering State Is Early Open Data Leader

Pioneering comes naturally to Oregonians. Oregon was one of the first states to offer its citizens a fully-interactive online experience to explore the State’s public data. Oregon went farther than any other state in leveraging the Socrata Open Data Platform™ to modernize how its agencies share and publish data cost-effectively.

“Is the FOIA of the 21st Century?”
Alex Howard, O’Reilly Media

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Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site
by Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek, March 23, 2011

Open Data Portal Launched in Oregon
by News Staff, Government Technology. March 23, 2011

Major Movement for More Online Transparency of Oregon’s Spending
by Jon Bartholomew, Sunlight Foundation Blog, March 2, 2011

New State Transparency Site Launches in Oregon…very cool!
by Charles N. Davis, The Art of Access Blog, March 23, 2011

Gov. Spending Transparency: Did Oregon Make the Grade?
by Kelly Koopmans, KVAL News, March 19, 2011


In 2011, the Sunshine Review gave Oregon the Sunny Award for a perfect transparency score of A+.

Also in 2011, the U.S.PIRG also re-evaluated the 50 states transparency scores. U.S.PIRG now considers the State of Oregon one of the nine leading states, reporting that “Oregon’s transparency website was improved dramatically by embedding data-viewing tools created for Oregon’s project. With these new tools, website users no longer need to download the entire spreadsheet of all state agency spending to perform analysis. The tools allow users to search the data, download their search results, and create maps and charts from the data.”