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Open data opens doors to community development

By at September 23, 2011 | 9:14 am | 9 Comments

Open data opens doors to community development

An excerpt from a piece from Marisa Novara of the Metropolitan Planning Council.  The MPC, "connects the dots — between regional needs, challenges, and solutions, and among the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region."  Data is just a geeky word for information – and more...

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A More Transparent Cook County

By at September 22, 2011 | 1:00 pm | 2 Comments

A More Transparent Cook County

An excerpt from a piece written by Celeste Meiffren from Illinois PIRG Yesterday, Cook County released an unprecedented amount of data on their website: http://data.cookcountyil.gov/. Using the same technology as the City of Chicago’s Data Portal, Cook County has posted data related to economic development, county finances, public safety, property and taxation, more...

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Open Government is the Only Government Where Everyone Wins

By at September 21, 2011 | 4:51 pm | 6 Comments

Open Government is the Only Government Where Everyone Wins

Following is an excerpt from a piece written by Matt Carmichel.  Matt is an leader in the Open Data community.  He is the Director of Information Projects at Advertising Age, and writes about data and statistics for marketing and brands. In the last year something rather unprecedented happened. Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois each installed a newly-elected leader. more...

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Incomplete Take on the History of Open Data in Chicago

By at September 21, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 2 Comments

Incomplete Take on the History of Open Data in Chicago

Following is an excerpt from a piece written by Daniel X. O'Neill, a leader in the Open Data community  He is the Executive Director of Smart Chicago Collaborative; and former EveryBlock.com co-founder: In light of today’s official open data launch by Cook County, I wanted to do a top-of-the-head post about what I know– and what I’ve heard from people who know more...

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Cook County Launches Socrata-Powered Open Data Site

By at September 21, 2011 | 11:40 am | 3 Comments

Cook County Launches Socrata-Powered Open Data Site

(From Socrata.com): Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, today unveiled one of the most comprehensive County Open Data sites in the country. The site, powered by the cloud-based Socrata Open Data Platform™, transforms the government’s public data into a universally accessible online resource for residents and communities throughout the County. The Open more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Open Data Website, data.cookcountyil.gov

By at September 21, 2011 | 11:16 am | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Open Data Website, data.cookcountyil.gov

On Wednesday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Cook County Board Commissioner John Fritchey and Cook County Chief Information Officer Greg Wass unveiled the County’s new “Open Data” website today.  The website is an important step in the President’s continued efforts to bring transparency and accountability to County government by making more...

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