open data

Smart Cities: Data Visualization in Local Government

Data visualization isn’t just for businesses, journalism, and nonprofits; it’s a tool that government at all levels can use to track data, communicate metrics, and better serve citizens. Local government, in particular, can make great use of big data and…

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The Importance of Open Government

In 2009 President Obama, as his first decision as President of the United States, issued his first executive order that required agencies to identify and release “high value” data sets. The problem was that many did not release this information.…

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