Massachusetts: City of Boston Announces Beta Release of New Open Data Platform, “Analyze Boston”
From the City of Boston:
Several months ago, we announced that the City of Boston’s Open Data to Open Knowledge projectwould be moving to a new open data platform. After some extensive work, we’re happy to announce a broader release of a preview (“beta”) version of the website.
This new platform, called Analyze Boston, will be accessible at data.boston.gov. We know there is still much to do with our content and functionality. But, we wanted to release this preview to spark conversation and get feedback before the site is officially released in Spring 2017.
As we work toward a full launch in Spring 2017, we will continue to curate and publish high-quality datasets. During this interim period, the new platform will live alongside the City’s current data portal. We will maintain both sites until Summer 2017 to allow you to familiarize yourself with this new platform. At that time, we’ll take the current data portal offline. So, if you have some time, take a look around and let us know the good, the bad, and even the ugly.
Read the Complete Launch Announcement
Additional Coverage by Colin Wood at StateScoop: “Analyze Boston Cranks Up Civic Engagement on Open Data”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.