We’ve got a great Open Gov story (and tool) for you!
Last year, former Deputy CTO for Open Government Beth Noveck reached out to GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler about leveraging the energy of community members to complete a gargantuan task: read through all of the Open Government Plans and compile a list of the hundreds of projects named within them. We had already created a dataset with all the Open Government Plans (which happens to be our 3rd most popular dataset, by the way), so we felt up to the challenge.
Fast forward to a month ago. By now, Beth had departed the White House…and Angie [Newell] finalized the dataset with all 350+ open government projects. So Beth connected us with the GOOD guys (and I mean that literally – special shout out to Casey Caplowe and Oliver Munday). Our goal was to create a useful visualization that made it easy to find the data and they’re kinda known for their great infographics.
The Complete GovLoop Post is Here Along With the Infographic (and a Link to Download a Larger PDF Version)
You Can Also Find It on Slideshare with the Code to Embed
Hat Tip and Thanks: Nancy Scola at techPresident