[OSM-talk] presenting the case for open data to local government?
villeda at mapbox.com
Tue Oct 15 13:19:39 UTC 2013
I realize these aren't arguments per se but solid people to talk to. You may want to hit up Elliot Plack <elliott.plack at gmail.com>, who works for Baltimore County GIS and recently helped open the county's GIS data under public domain for contribution to OSM.
Another high level contact might be Colin Reilly https://twitter.com/ColinReillyNY at NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications who helped open the NYC building footprint data in a practical way.
On Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM, Daniel Joseph wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering if anyone had experience conveying to local government all the reasons for opening up data. The city where I grew up has a clunky "GIS web portal" with which you can only view data. A neighboring city will provide data but their data release form includes the following: "The data is provided solely for the use of the requesting party and may not be made available to anyone else."
> I want to put together a succinct and well-documented argument that I can send along to a city council member/ mayor/ city manager/ etc.
> Anything you're willing to pass along (comments, suggestions, something you've written up, research, etc) would be much appreciated.
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