Smart Cities Council published a guide which contains advice, best practices and tools for creating a data-driven city. The Smart Cities Open Data Guide captures lessons learned and best practices from cities that blazed the open data trail, to provide city leaders and staff a starting point to chart their own initiatives.
Citizens today are demanding more accountability from their government. They want to see how their tax dollars are spent. They want to put a stop to waste and bloated bureaucracies. And they want their civil servants to be like the clerk at the convenience store around the corner ‘“ ready to serve them what they need, when they need it. Or better yet, they’ d like to access those services from the comfort of home or work via the web or on the go with their mobile devices.
With open data all of that ‘“ and more ‘“ is possible.
Open data is about transparency, about giving citizens access to the data their tax dollars help create and it’ s about innovation ‘“ enabling software developers to transform that data into useful applications that make city services available anytime, anywhere.
Download “Smart Cities Open Data Guide” (Free registration is required).