Facilitator: Jeff Schuler
Three major takeaways:
- Publishing data in bulk, machine-readable, and open formats provides the most accessible and cost-effective framework for sharing public data with the public — by allowing third parties to leverage that data to create applications based on market forces, interest and need.
- Most County data does not currently meet Open Data criteria, but the IT Department is receptive to the principles outlined and the potential of implementing.
- An advisory group to the County Executive’s office could help make Open Data a priority for the County IT Department and to set priorities.
- Form a Google Group (mailing list) to continue the conversation among participants from this breakout and the Web & Mobile Apps pilot project.
- Plan a committee to act as advisers on Open Data to Cuyahoga County.
- [See Mobile and Web Apps pilot project.]
See Mobile and Web Apps pilot project.
- Open Data: That certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions.
- Machine-readability: That data should be published in structured formats easily processed by machines/software.
- Open Standards: That data should be published in standard, non-proprietary formats readable by applications that are available publicly and at no cost.
- Scraping: Programmatically extracting data from unstructured or semi-structured formats, (such as HTML,) for translating into more structured formats or for other specific uses.
- Presentation slides
- Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information
- Best Practices for Open Data
- A Case for Open Data in Transit
- DC Apps
- Civic Apps for Greater Portland
- New York State Senate Developers Network
- Open Data Philly
- Sunlight Foundation Open States Project
- CDC Flu App Challenge
- Apps for Metro Chicago
- Code for America
- Cleveland.com Data Central
- NEO CANDO
- Cuyahoga County Open Government