Open Data Resources
Socrata seeks to provide valuable resources that will inspire and help you ensure the success of your open data initiative.
The Open Data Field Guide
Need help defining your open data program, defining clear goals, and harnessing the potential of your data? The Guide helps you ask the right questions as you set up your open data initiative.
Top 10 Open Datasets
Designing your open data strategy? Socrata searched through the many open data portals it hosts to find not only the most common, but the most popular, datasets. Download the list now.
Open Data Benchmark
New to open data? Learn what your peers are saying about their initiatives, how your constituents feel about transparency, and discover practical ways to enable civic application developers.
Unlock Government Data with Social Data Discovery
What can Socrata's Social Data Platform do for you? Learn how a social data discovery solution can improve civic engagement, government transparency, and decision and policy making.
How to Establish an Effective GovStat Program
Learn how to build a team, set goals, address common challenges, and maximize the outcomes of your efforts with this guide by Beth Blauer, former Director of Maryland's StateStat program.
How to Run an Epic Datapalooza or Data Jam
Looking to host your own data jam or datapalooza? Socrata Director of Open Data, Ian Kalin provides in-depth instructions on everything from selecting data sets to who to invite.
How do you get the most out of an apps contest where eight million people are invited? When the City of New York began its BigApps competiti...
In the era of cloud technology, data is recognized by many as one of government’s most important assets, especially data that is shareable...
Located in the world-renowned Research Triangle, Raleigh, North Carolina enjoys proximity to some of the world’s best technology resources...
Edmonton, Alberta’s open data program and “Citizen Dashboard” have proven to be a model of open government. The city has made the brav...
Video Case Studies
Open Data as the Great Equalizer
How can a smaller city use its data as a strategic platform to innovate and solve real-world problems? The team from Somerville, Mass. (population 78,000) tells you how.
Chicago's Smarter City Transformation
The City of Chicago shares detailed insights into the success of their open data initiative. Presented by former-Chief Data Officer, Brett Goldstein, and Project Manager, Danielle DuMerer.
Opening Government Data Pays Dividends
Hear how the State of Oregon empowered over 20 state agencies with open data, granting them the ability to publish information and deploy services directly to constituents.
Data in Action: How to Measure Performance
Learn how to serve citizens and measure performance with data in this webinar with host Beth Blauer and a panel of performance specialists from leading government agencies.
Open Data CX: Creating a Great Citizen Experience
Explore how to create a great citizen experience with open data in this webinar with Gail Roper, CIO of Raleigh, NC hosted by Ian Kalin, Socrata Director of Open Data.
How to Comply with the Federal Open Data Policy
Learn what the Federal Open Data Policy entails and how federal agencies can comply with it in this presentation by Socrata Director of Open Data and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Ian Kalin.
Read Open Innovation
Learn and get inspired with stories, advice, and ideas in our quarterly magazine on open data.
Check Out the Socrata Blog
Get the latest news, opinions, and advice on open data from some of the field's leading innovators.
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