Open Data Headlines @Socrata | March 2012
Get the latest Open Data headlines from Socrata customers around the world. These data-savvy organizations are reinventing how they deliver information, engage citizens, and drive efficiencies. It’s all happening on the Socrata Open Data Cloud.
The White House Launches Ethics.gov. One Accessible Interface to Seven Different Data Sources
Fulfilling a campaign promise, the Obama administration launched Ethics.gov, a Socrata-powered online database of lobbying reports, ethics records, and campaign finance filings. The new site features a unified search interface, full-text search capabilities, and interactive data exploration to provide unprecedented online access to data that was previously in hard-to-find silos.
Ethics.gov | White House Blog | WSJ Article | TechPresident Aticle | More from White House Blog
Watch US Deputy CTO Chris Vein, walk through the Socrata-powered Ethics.gov
San Francisco Moves to Socrata Open Data CloudTM
One of Open Data’s pioneers, San Francisco has been a hub of digital government innovation for some time. Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, says, “Two years ago, when we launched DataSF.org, Open Data was a visionary experiment in reinventing the government of the future. Today, with increasing worldwide adoption, we view Open Data as part of our new cloud infrastructure to deliver citizen, social, and programmatic interfaces to government services, in a much more cost-effective and agile model.”
Visit the Site | TechCrunch Article | San Francisco Chronicle Article
How Are You Thinking About Open Data?
Our customers tell us the need to innovate has never been greater. Moving to the cloud, data convergence, IT consolidation, expanding citizen access to services and information, doing more with less. These are all themes driving their Open Data innovation agenda. What’s driving yours?
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Video: Interview with Danielle DuMerer, City of Chicago
Danielle DuMerer, Open Data Project Manager at the City of Chicago, joined our monthly Customer Success Webinar to talk about Chicago’s Smarter City transformation story. Hear how Chicago is leveraging its data to foster communities of innovation, stimulate the economy and enable better decision making. Watch the Recording
App of the Month: ChicagoLobbyists.Org
Using data found on the City of Chicago’s Open Data Portal, ChicagoLobbyists.org is a third-party application built to increase the level of transparency regarding the financial contributions that Chicago politicians receive. Built by Open City, ChicagoLobbyists.org is an Open Source project that continues to receive media attention.
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UNDP Shares Financial Data with the Public
Visitors to data.undp.org are now able to access financial expenditures for the many projects that the United Nations Development Programme is conducting around the world. Users can slice and dice the information they want, and access development data in multiple formats, including the International Aid Transparency Initiative. Visit the Site | Video: Socrata DataSlate Sneak Peek.
City of Austin Launches Open Data Site, New Website
As part of a website refresh, the City of Austin, TX embarked on an initiative to deploy a world-class Open Data Portal alongside their new Drupal-based website. The Socrata Open Data Paltform allowed the City of Austin, TX to maintain the look and feel of their new website while providing a seamless end-user experience. Visit the Site | Code for America Meets Austin | Group Brings Hackathon to Austin