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Open Data: Bringing Down the Barriers to Innovation

Today, representatives from dozens of countries are coming together at the United Nations in New York for the Open Government Partnership. They will discuss shared commitments to making government more accountable, efficient, and participatory. (See their lovely overview video below.) As I believe open data will need to be a centerpiece of that effort and [...]

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Open311 Dashboard: Visualizing the Power of the Platform

The Open311 platform¬†is one of Civic Commons’ core initiatives; it’s an Application Programming Interface (API) and a growing set of software tools that help cities manage service and information requests from citizens. We see it as a core element of an “open” city IT backbone. Open311 is also a rapidly growing, collaborative, open source project [...]

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City of Columbus app coming to your phone

The City of Columbus, OH, has just announced a mobile app that combines many of the aspects of Open311 and Open211. ¬†More and more cities are building similar information aggregating and issue reporting applications (such as Boston’s Citizens Connect), and we are encouraged to see that smaller companies are able to work with cities on [...]

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