InfoAlamedaCounty, Open Data, and Open Government

Urban Strategies Council   (Oakland)

2012

We have launched a new version of our innovative web mapping and data analysis platform, InfoAlamedaCounty.org. This fully redesigned system allows us to not only deliver beautiful web maps via a browser-based viewer, but also to offer up our extensive collection of local data as an API feed or as downloads to other desktop and web users.  The new site effectively opens up our data warehouse for public access, instead of building another isolated, inaccessible silo of proprietary data.

Additionally, we are partnering with officials in the City of Oakland and Alameda County to help develop and implement an open government platform.  Our goal is to engage various departments at multiple levels of local government to facilitate the creation of a mechanism for organizing and easily accessing public data.


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