The difference between captured data and usable data is a universal government challenge.Government organizations — big and small — are grappling with how to take petabytes of information, track it from an administrative standpoint, and efficiently turn it around in sync with the requests from v...
The rise of social media, 24/7 media coverage, and mobile phones with video cameras has
sparked growing interest in policing activities. How are police departments responding?
Many recognize the need to not just acknowledge this increased exposure, but also to get
ahead of it. They’re actually ...
This is the fourth volume of Socrata's Open Innovation magazine.
In this decade, an increasing number of public-sector organizations have embraced open data as a way to boost visibility into government decision-making and performance. It is clear open data has the potential to generate economic and social value far beyond the core benefits of transparency. THE RE...
Even before the White House issued OMB Mandate M-13-13 requiring open and
machine-readable government data, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF) was making information available to the public. Starting in early 2013,
ATF, in partnership with Socrata, launched an API to ma...
Connect correctional facilities, courts,
and law enforcement to optimize operations
Putting Data at the Heart of Every Government Program.
Watch our on-demand webinar featuring Kevin Merritt, Chief Evangelist and Socrata Founder, to understand how federal agencies can use their information to engage the citizens they serve and achieve lasting social and economic change.
Today’s taxpayers are more engaged than ever, and many rely on information provided by public sector organizations to gain a better understanding of policies and to help inform their interactions with their elected officials. To the extent that this information is complicated or difficult for the ...
The open data movement has expanded from focusing on government transparency as an end
in itself to the realization it can yield economic and social value across a much wider spectrum.
This report introduces the Socrata Open Data Value Framework, a structured methodology
for defining the impact o...