Government agencies are making strides testing uses of big data to predict risks of disease or the path of a killer virus, but hurdles remain, including linking legacy datasets and setting up common vocabularies.
Data officials in Chicago built an automated extract transform load (ETL) framework to more quickly and easily open city data.
Building on four years of helping cities improve services, IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge invites local governments to apply for assistance from problem-solving teams.
Governments across the country are using a wide array of IT platforms to release financial information to the public.
The U.S. Senate said it would make bills and other legislative information available for bulk XML download.
Although some government agencies are opening data to adhere to mandates, many are working to make it useful.
Data analysis software and other business intelligence tools can help create an open data portal that is both compelling and transparent, while saving time and money.