Slowly but surely, our representatives in the local governments understand that there are many reasons to be open with their data:
- Transparency – people see what the government is doing, which means more people will vote for a government, which shows what is happening around it.
- Modernization – everyone has access to the internet and the old style communication disappear in the past. Having all information available online and accessible 24×7 makes citizens more less frustrated when they look for information.
- Expansion – new businesses are created who use the raw information and provide additional layers, combining it and building on to of it with smart-phone apps and web-sites.
- Focus – governments can focus on what they are elected to do and not generation and provision of information. They can redirect their efforts into what matters – generating the information, saving money from unproductive tasks such as distribution of information.
Excellent example of adoption of the OGDI DataLab project was done by our friends at the Town of Banff, Alberta.Read More
For all our OpenData friends there is some good news. The OGDI project keeps expanding and the developers just published a new release of OGDI – version 6. It is still in GitHub and you can get it from the previous repository locationRead More
We have released new versions of all our OGDI DataLab documents. We added screen-shots from the newest Windows Azure interface so it is easier to install and configure the package.
The following are shortcuts to the PDF versions of the documentation we have assembled:Read More
We are pleased to announce that the winner of our OGDI Hackathon is Ivan Dragolov from Brooklyn, NY. He provided the most comprehensive documentation, which we will soon merge with the one we have on our pages for everyone to use.
Thank you again to all participants. We hope to keep seeing you helping move OpendData and OpenGov initiatives ahead.Read More
The hackathon period is over and we are excited the announce that we have received few very interesting documentation sets. Now our experts are evaluating each one of them them and we will announce the winners on June 27.
We want to thank all participants! MyOpenCity will contact each and every one of you personally with the results.