Comments Makes Agency Data More Accessible
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
User Rank: Author
1/15/2014 | 3:11:14 PM
The numbers
Here are some numbers about from Jeanne Holm that didn't make it into the story:

●  21 focused topic areas
●  225 organizations sharing data
●  342 apps developed
●  409 APIs
User Rank: Author
1/15/2014 | 2:46:14 PM
Open Data
The GSA team behind does an exemplary job of reaching out to a diverse community of users and incorporating the feedback they get into the site and making continuous improvements.  The challenge remains, however, in getting agencies to provide user-friendly data sets for the broader public.  The 85,000+ sets there now represents a good foundation, and an improvement over the much larger collection used to offer, but which typically were difficult to harvest.  Bottom line: as keeps improving, so do the chances that smart entrepreneurs will find ways to take advantage of the government's free data.


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on for the week of October 9, 2016. We'll be talking with the editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll