The Growing Open Data Movement
Open data adoption in the public sector is leaving the experimental phase and entering the mainstream.
- Nearly every federal agency in the U.S. government has an open data program, with Data.gov serving as the anchor that binds agency efforts together.
- 36 percent of the largest cities (with populations over 500,000) in the U.S. have a mature open data program.
- Counties, higher education institutions, and associations are also strong in the game.
- Worldwide, open data projects are springing up nearly every day, with the U.K. leading the way.
Maybe you are just starting your open data journey, or maybe you are reading this report to look for practical ways to build on your earlier steps. In this closing chapter, we thought we’d share with you some resources to help you stay connected to the constant stream of innovation happening our vision of where open data is going.
Locations of Socrata-powered open data portals.
How to Stay Connected to the Open Data Community
Andrea Di Maio, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Jennifer Bellissent, Principal Analyst at Forrester (covering civic innovation, citizen engagement, open data, and the rise of smart cities)
People to Follow on Twitter
Brett Goldstein, Chicago Chief Data Officer
Alex Howard, Gov 2.0 correspondent for O’Reilly Media
Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer, NYC
Chris Moore, Chief Information Officer, Edmonton
Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer, Philadephia
Tariq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist at The World Bank
David Eaves, Open data innovator and thought leader
Jay Nath, San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer