Jonah Adkins || @jonahadkins
data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike - OpenDefinition.org
In January of 2009, the President released a memo on Transparency and Open Government which makes three strong points:
Commonwealth Data Point is run by the VA Auditor of Public Accounts and gives public access to Virgina demographic data and detailed state financial figures including 100% of all state spending, including all contract payments.
People who work with your data want it in easily ingestible formats, so that they may work with it in the tools of their choice.
NPS has integrated their traditional GIS implementation of ArcSDE with Open Street Map. Custom versions of the open source iD editor for OSM, allows park employees and the public to contribute to the authoritative parks database.
Through legislation, NYC released it's data to the public. Using a series of open source scripts, the GIS department can monitor changes made in and around their datasets.
Portland, Oregon's regional commuter transit provider, uses OSM as the basemap for real time navigation, route planning, and scheduling.
CSV - Comma Seperated Values is the preferred method of sharing tabular data. (Never PDF)
GeoJSON - Widely used standard for smaller geographic data sets. (Sometimes KML)
Shapefile - perhaps the most used / shared georgraphic data format and is (mostly) open!
GeoTIFF - open standard for sharing raster data.
GitHub The de-facto collaborative environment for many organizations.
Open Street Map A great tool/workflow for making your data available in highly used map services around the world.
Esri is releasing ArcGIS For Open Data that will allow users with AGOL Organization accounts to publish there existing and new services as Open. This also includes a tool for creating an open data page for your organization.
Check out the Sunlight Foundation for resources on crafting policy.
|Isle Of Wight||YES||$15 Per Layer|
|James City County||YES||FREE!!!|
|Norfolk||YES||$100 Per Theme|
|Suffolk||YES||$50 - $500|
|Virginia Beach||YES||Free To Order|