City of New York Releases Annual Open Data Report, Over 629 New Datasets From 38 City Agencies Published During FY18
The de Blasio administration today announced the release of its annual update on Open Data for All and the NYC Open Data Plan, which this year pulls back the curtain on digital government to show how the City collects data, how data powers city operations, and how publishing that data publicly creates value in communities across the five boroughs.
Over the last year, dozens of agencies have released datasets to the NYC Open Data Portal, bringing increased transparency to all aspects of the City’s operations, from the rental market to community projects and more. Over 600 new datasets have been published by 38 agencies,
In addition, the NYC Open Data team is calling for the creation of the first-ever Open Data Advisory Council and Open Data Youth Leadership Council. The Advisory Council will create a forum to develop strategic partnerships as well as formalize the channel for presenting and receiving feedback on NYC’s Open Data strategy. The open call and search process has begun and seeks representation from City agencies, nonprofits, academia, advocates, private sector and the community to serve on an advisory board for the NYC Open Data team. High School students are encouraged to apply to the NYC Service Youth Leadership Council, which provides an opportunity for students to share ideas to create community solutions by leveraging open data tools to make change happen in neighborhoods and schools. For more information or to apply, visit the application pages for the NYC Service Youth Leadership Council and the NYC Open Data Advisory Council .
The Open Data Annual Report for 2018 shows the public is heavily using the City’s open data, and the City is making solid progress towards fulfilling the Open Data Law. The MODA/DoITT Open Data team did three things in 2018 that we think are especially worth noting. First, the team automated 38 new data sets — for a total of 246 — and identified 300 more data sets that can be automated.
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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.