The State of Illinois Open Data Portal Expands, 4700 Federal Datasets Containing Illinois Info Added
From the Illinois Government News Network:
Governor Pat Quinn [has] announced a major expansion of the information available on Illinois’ open data portal, Data.Illinois.gov. The state recently received approval from the federal government to provide more than 4,700 additional datasets containing Illinois-related information collected by a number of federal agencies. This brings total datasets available through Data.Illinois.gov to nearly 5,000. Illinois’ open data portal is an initiative of Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation Council.
New datasets available on Data.Illinois.gov include the results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which tabulates incomes, home values and average commuting times. Other datasets include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s state-by-state toxic release inventory and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports on the Midwest economy.
The new data supplements information already posted by the Illinois Departments of Transportation, Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Revenue, Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Public Health, Central Management Services and Employment Security, as well as the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The site will continue to grow as more data from more agencies are added, with the goal of making as much data as possible available.
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