Reference

Acknowledgements & Glossary

Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein

Chief Data Officer
City of Chicago
Interview with Brett
LinkedIn

Sonny Bhagowalia

Sonny Bhagowalia

Chief Information Officer
State of Hawaii

Ashley Casovan

Ashley Casovan

Strategic Coordinator
City of Edmonton, Alberta
LinkedIn

David Eaves

David Eaves

Open Innovation Expert
Eaves Consulting
LinkedIn

Kathleen Vokes

Kathleen Vokes

ENERGY STAR Program Manager
EnergyStar
LinkedIn

Prasanna Lal Das

Prasanna Lal Das

Lead Program Officer (Knowledge & Innovation)
World Bank
LinkedIn

Kin Lane

Kin Lane

The API Evangelist
LinkedIn

Kristen Russell

Kristin Russell

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
State of Colorado
LinkedIn

Ashley Massey

Ashley Massey
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Marine Board

Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chief Information Officer
City of Edmonton, Alberta
LinkedIn

Sandra Moscoso

Sandra Moscoso

Web Program Manager
World Bank
LinkeIn

Andrew Nicklin

Andrew Nicklin

Technology Research and Development and Open Strategies
New York City
LinkedIn

Mike Powell

Mike Powell

Chief Innovation Officer
State of Maryland
Interview with Mike
LinkedIn

Wally Rogers

Wally Rogers

E-Government Program Manager
State of Oregon
LinkedIn

Dianna Anderson

Dianna Anderson

Director of Information Architecture
State of Colorado
LinkedIn

Bill Schrier

Bill Schrier

Former CIO
City of Seattle
LinkedIn

Lara Torvia

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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