Acknowledgements

Brett Goldstein, Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

Interview with Brett

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Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer, State of Hawaii

Ashley Casovan, Strategic Coordinator, City of Edmonton, Alberta

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David Eaves, Open Innovation Expert, Eaves Consulting

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Kathleen Vokes, ENERGY STAR Program Manager, EnergyStar

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Prasanna Lal Das, Lead Program Officer (Knowledge & Innovation), World Bank

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Kin Lane, The API Evangelist

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Kristin Russell, CIO, State of Colorado

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Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer, Oregon State Marine Board

Chris Moore, Chief Information Officer, City of Edmonton, Alberta

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Sandra Moscoso, Web Program Manager, World Bank

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Andrew Nicklin, Technology Research and Development and Open Strategies, New York City

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Mike Powell, Chief Innovation Officer, State of Maryland

Interview with Mike

LinkedIn

Wally Rogers, E-Government Program Manager, State of Oregon

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Dianna Anderson, Director of Information Architecture, State of Colorado

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Bill Schrier, Former CIO, City of Seattle

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Lara Torvi, Communications Manager, New York City

LinkedIn

Derek Eder

Derek Eder, Owner and Principal Developer, DataMade

LinkedIn

Tom Schenk

Tom Schenk, Director of Analytics and Performance Management, City of Chicago

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Glossary

API

An API (application programming interface), at its most basic level, allows your product or service to talk to other products or services. In this way, an API allows you to open up data and functionality to other developers and to other businesses.

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CSV

A CSV (comma separated values) file is a specially formatted, plain text file which stores spreadsheet or basic database-style information in a very simple format, with one record on each line, and each field within that record separated by a comma.

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DCAT

DCAT is an resource description framework (RDF) vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.

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ETL

ETL is short for extract, transform, load, three database functions that are combined into one tool to pull data out of one database and place it into another database.

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GTFS

GTFS (general transit feed specification) defines a common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information.

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JSON

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is syntax for storing and exchanging text information. Much like XML.

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KML File

KML (keyhole markup language) is an XML grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, polygons, and models for display.

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RDF

RDF (resource description framework) is a standard model for data interchange on the Web.

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REST API

The  representational state transfer (REST) architectural style describes six constraints: uniform interface, stateless, cacheable, client-server, layered system, and code on demand (optional).

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RSS

With RSS (rich site summary) it is possible to distribute up-to-date Web content from one website to thousands of other websites around the world.

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SEO

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines, like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

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Shapefile

A Shapefile is a digital vector (non-topological) storage format for storing geometric location and associated attribute information.

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XLS

The original file extension used for Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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XML

XML (extensible markup language) is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (standardized general markup language) (ISO 8879).

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