Open Data is an Ecosystem

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Using Government Data to
Drive Innovation
UN - EIDA Open Data Forum - 29 April, 2014
Wyatt Kash
A global movement
has begun
to provide
Transparency
and
Democratization of
Government Data
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Creating the Open Data
Community
Open Data
is an
Ecosystem
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Evolution of Open Government
Data Policies in US
Presidential Memo – Jan. 21, 2009
Open Government Directive – Dec. 8, 2009
“Government information is a national asset.”
• Government transparency promotes accountability.
• Government should be participatory and solicit public input.
• Government should be collaborative, using new tools &
methods to engage citizens in the work of Government.
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Presidential Executive Order - May 9, 2013
Directs agencies to make…
"Open and
machine readable
the New Default
for Government
information"
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OMB Open Data Policy
Establishes Open Data Principles:
Open to the Public – subject to law, privacy, security.
Accessible – non-proprietary, machine-readable formats
that can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed, and searched.
Fully Described – limits of data, details on data elements.
Reusable – using open licenses without use restriction.
Complete – includes data as collected at source.
Timely – respective of audience needs.
Managed post-release – Person designated to assist
users, champion data quality.
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OMB Open Data Policy
Agencies must:
1. Collect or create information to support downstream
information processing and dissemination activities.
• Use machine-readable and open formats
• Use interoperable data standards
• Apply open licenses to use of information and extensible
metadata
2. Build information systems to support interoperability
and information access.
3. Strengthen data management and release practices.
• Enterprise data inventory of agency information resources
• Public data listing
• Process to engage with customers
4. Ensure protection of privacy and confidentiality, and
data are properly secured.
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 91,730 Federal
datasets
 349 citizen apps
 229 agencies
 409 APIs
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21 Communities of Interest
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91,730 + Data Collections
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4,319 Datasets Reference UAE
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350 Apps from 229 Agencies
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Project Open Data
• Open source
government policy,
technical guidance,
and software
• Citizen contributions
to policy, code, and
content
• http://project-opendata.github.io/
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NOAA Weather Data and Air Force GPS
Services = $100 Billion Industry
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Hurricane Sandy
Early warnings save lives
700,000 downloads of a
transportation app using
data from Data.gov
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Agriculture Drives Innovation
and Saves Lives
Farmers’ Markets
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Climate
Corp.
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Archimedes
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AllTuition
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Mapbox
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Zillow
For more information:
Data.gov - www.Data.Gov
GitHub Project Open Data - http://project-open-data.github.io/
Open Data 500 - http://www.opendata500.com
InformationWeek Government
http://www.informationweek.com/government.asp
Wyatt Kash – [email protected] | @wyattkash (Twitter)
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