New tool offers unprecedented access to U.S. election data

An interactive version of the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey lets users examine a wide range of election-related data at the state and local level, as well as compare jurisdictions side by side.

Opioid code-a-thon winners announced

Teams used data from HHS and other federal agencies to develop solutions to the opioid crisis.

Data collaborations help build smarter cities

Open data policies may not be as exciting IoT-enabled transit systems or a new citizen-service app, but they create a sustainable data framework for future development.

Data key to cracking opioid crisis, experts say

With the opioid crisis ravaging communities across the country, social services, law enforcement and health officials are leveraging data to help curb the problem.

FAA Shark Tank challenge promotes data awareness

Designed to highlight the agency's enterprise information management initiatives, Data Awareness Week includes a Shark Tank Data Challenge competition.

Midsize Cities Get a New, Free Data Portal Option

Open Data America wants to do for other municipalities what it did in Cary, North Carolina.

An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

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Survey: Cities depend on federal data

Census data informs everything from annual budgets to long-term planning for many cities, a new Sunlight Foundation survey says.

San Diego turns to predictive analytics for asset management

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Open data isn't just for developers

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Boston dashboard tracks strategic goals

The dashboard allows residents to track the progress of the city’s Imagine Boston 2030 initiative.

Austin opens data to transportation projects

The city expands it open data services with a site designed to track $720 million in transportation and mobility improvements.

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here's why it matters.

Since the data's release, researchers' experiments have included a zoomable list of 9 million unique titles and a natural language interface with the data.

New Mapping Tool Helps Chattanoogans Explore Their City’s Data

"Open data has a tremendous ability to break down barriers and empower communities,” according to Mayor Andy Berke.

ArcGIS Hub organizes open data around initiatives

Esri's platform lets officials combine their local open data with contributions from colleagues and the community.

Storytelling platform adds image, video options for data visualizations

LiveStories helps local governments or citizen data scientists use civic data to generate simple, sharable visualizations.

Las Vegas Begins Its Smart City Push

Starting with sensors at 10 intersections, Nevada’s largest city plans to grow out its IoT infrastructure and data-gathering operation to encompass its entirety by 2025.

Data USA adds new functionality

The ability to download and compare data makes it easier to work with public data.

IFTTT digs into government data

If This Then That's Data Access Project offers hundreds of applets with information from 40 federal agencies, nonprofits, transit authorities, city and state governments.

U.S. slips in worldwide open data rankings

Scores vary based on the type of data, but most categories are missing the key data identifiers that make the information useful.

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