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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 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. 

How to Connect with the Open Data Community


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