Open Data

Perth, Australia joins ESRI's Urban Observatory network, a web application used to make quick scale comparison data maps of participating cities.
Jun 20, 2014   FutureGov
Public data can be more than information for cities. Some have even used it to help generate revenue.
Jun 14, 2010   Next American City
<em>Next American City</em>'s Christian Madera reports on a series of seminars looking at how the growing open data movement is helping to offer cities solutions to some of their operational problems.
May 22, 2010   Next American City
In an effort to improve accountability, more government agencies are freeing data about public expenditures.
Mar 30, 2010   Next American City
The City of San Francisco has for years had a "Sunshine" ordinance, requiring that public agencies make their documents and proceedings available to the public. But recent reviews show that sunshine has been hard to find in the city of fog.
Mar 12, 2010   San Francisco Bay Guardian
The city of Miami is putting its 311 phone system and the civic problems it's used to report online, enabling residents and city officials to easily track local problems.
Mar 12, 2010   Government Technology
<em>Next American City</em> columnist Christian Madera looks at new efforts to get local government to make municipal data available and accessible, and some of the ways reluctant cities can be convinced to open up.
Feb 24, 2010   Next American City
Keeping government open and accountable has led to some problems for cities, according to John D. Donahue.
Feb 12, 2010   Governing
A new site from the people behind WalkScore shows you where to track your commute, and singles out the transit agencies who are failing to let you.
Dec 10, 2009   City-Go-Round
A growing number of cities are opening up public data streams to computer developers. Some say the move will improve civic discourse, but the nascent trend is still developing.
Dec 8, 2009   The New York Times
City data catalogs are fast moving from the exception to the norm for large U.S. cities. Opinion
Oct 19, 2009   By Robert Goodspeed