One of the most frequent questions I get about open data is - why? Most folks understand the need for transparency and openness in government, but some question the need to invest the effort in a comprehensive open data effort.
The City and County of San Francisco is seeking a talented individual to play a transformational role in local government by helping to ensure that we are able to successfully, sustainably, and respectably navigate the data sharing space.
Casey works her tail off. Open Data could help her, but the portals are failing this user. My advice to the open data movement: solve City reporting challenges with open data and watch the data floodgates open.
What does open data look like at scale? Would you like to find out? Or rather, would you like to be a key person in helping the City and County of San Francisco continuously improve the way in which we deliver open data services for all of the various users of open data? We have a job for you.
A lot of love goes into publishing datasets to the open data portal. Explore more recently published data and show some appreciation to the publishing departments in our first quarterly open data roundup.