Results for "open data"

Case studies & examples

Business case for open data

Six reasons why making your agency's data open and accessible is a good business decision.

Source

data.gov

Keywords

open data

Data.gov Metadata Management Services Product-Preliminary Plan

Status summary and preliminary business plan for a potential metadata management product under development by the Data.gov Program Management Office

Source

data.gov

Keywords

data management, Federal Data Strategy, metadata, open data

Format

PDF (7 pages)

Department of Transportation Case Study: Enterprise Data Inventory

In response to the Open Government Directive, DOT developed a strategic action plan to inventory and release high-value information through the Data.gov portal. The Department sustained efforts in building its data inventory, responding to the President’s memorandum on regulatory compliance with a comprehensive plan that was recognized as a model for other agencies to follow.

Source

Department of Transportation

Keywords

data inventory, open data

Government Data Hubs

A list of Federal agency open data hubs, including USDA, HHS, NASA, and many others.

Source

data.gov

Keywords

open data

National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy

The National Broadband Map is a tool that provide consumers nationwide reliable information on broadband internet connections. This case study describes how crowd-sourcing, open source software, and public engagement informs the development of a tool that promotes government transparency.

Source

Federal Communications Commission

Keywords

open data

Open Energy Data at DOE

This case study details the development of the renewable energy applications built on the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) platform, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Source

Department of Energy

Keywords

open data, data sharing, Federal Data Strategy

Pairing Government Data with Private-Sector Ingenuity to Take on Unwanted Calls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) releases data from millions of consumer complaints about unwanted calls to help fuel a myriad of private-sector solutions to tackle the problem. The FTC’s work serves as an example of how agencies can work with the private sector to encourage the innovative use of government data toward solutions that benefit the public.

Source

Federal Trade Commission

Keywords

data cleaning, Federal Data Strategy, open data, data sharing

The Census Bureau Uses Its Own Data to Increase Response Rates, Helps Communities and Other Stakeholders Do the Same

The Census Bureau team produced a new interactive mapping tool in early 2018 called the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM), an application that resulted in wider use of authoritative Census Bureau data, not only to improve the Census Bureau’s own operational efficiency, but also for use by tribal, state, and local governments, national and local partners, and other community groups. Other agency data practitioners can learn from the Census Bureau team’s experience communicating technical needs to non-technical executives, building analysis tools with widely-used software, and integrating efforts with stakeholders and users.

The Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool harnessed the power of millions of data records while protecting the privacy of individuals, creating an easy-to-use tool to better understand health disparities.

Source

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Keywords

geospatial, Federal Data Strategy, open data

U.S. Department of Labor Case Study: Software Development Kits

The U.S. Department of Labor sought to go beyond merely making data available to developers and take ease of use of the data to the next level by giving developers tools that would make using DOL’s data easier. DOL created software development kits (SDKs), which are downloadable code packages that developers can drop into their apps, making access to DOL’s data easy for even the most novice developer. These SDKs have even been published as open source projects with the aim of speeding up their conversion to SDKs that will eventually support all federal APIs.

Source

Department of Labor

Keywords

open data, API

U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Census Bureau collaborate on national roads and boundaries data

It is a well-kept secret that the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau were the original two federal agencies to build the first national digital database of roads and boundaries in the United States. The agencies joined forces to develop homegrown computer software and state of the art technologies to convert existing USGS topographic maps of the nation to the points, lines, and polygons that fueled early GIS. Today, the USGS and Census Bureau have a longstanding goal to leverage and use roads and authoritative boundary datasets.

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Communities

Open Data Community of Practice

A community listserv and working group that unites 900 open data leads at federal agencies, data stewards, and all others in government interested in open data, enterprise data inventory, civic tech, and data-driven government issues.

Source

Office of Management and Budget / General Services Administration

Keywords

open data

Format

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Data management & governance

Annotated 8 Principles of Open Government Data

Outlines 8 principles for best practices for government open data, formed by open government advocates in 2007 and cross-referenced with principles from OMB Memo M-13-13.

Source

opengovdata.org

Keywords

open data

FOIA.gov

The public-facing site for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Source

foia.gov

Keywords

open data, data management

Open Data Engagement Guidance

Many federal agencies have held open data events to engage with the public, the private sector, non-profits, academia and others on open data issues. This guidance outlines best practices for holding open data events.

Source

data.gov

Keywords

open data

Open Definition 2.1

Defines principles for the term "open" in regards to "open data" and "open content" to ensure quality and encourage compatibility between different pools of open material. The Open Definition, put most succinctly: "Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose.”

Source

Open Knowledge Foundation

Keywords

open data

Supplemental Guidance on the Implementation of M-13-13 “Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset”

This document focuses on near-term efforts agencies must take to meet the five initial requirements of M-13-13, which were due November 30, 2013.

Source

Office of Management and Budget / General Services Administration

Keywords

open data

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Data standards

DCAT-US Schema v1.1 (Project Open Data Metadata Schema)

How to use Project Open Data Metadata Schema guidelines to document and list agency datasets and application programming interfaces (APIs) for hosting at agency.gov/data and currently in use at data.gov

Documenting APIs

Further guidance on using the Project Open Data Metadata Schema guidelines to document application programming interfaces (APIs) in data.json files for hosting at agency.gov/data.

Source

data.gov

Keywords

API, DCAT, Project Open Metadata Schema, open data

Metadata Resources and Field Mappings under the Project Open Data Metadata Schema (DCAT-US Schema v1.1)

Provides further background and resources to assist agencies in implementing the Project Open Data Metadata Schema v1.1. Maps fields from the current version of DCAT-US v1.1 to the previous version of the schema (v1.0), as well as other schemas (CKAN API, DCAT, and Schema.org).

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Data tools

CKAN

Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) is a powerful open source data management system that makes data accessible by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding, and using data. The Data.gov catalog is based on CKAN, a technology that powers many government open data sites. Inventory.data.gov is a separate instance of CKAN hosted at GSA on the same infrastructure as the Data.gov catalog.

Source

ckan.org

Keywords

data schema, data management, data inventory, open data

DKAN

DKAN is community-driven, Drupal-based, free, and open source open data platform that gives organizations and individuals ultimate freedom to publish and consume structured information.

Source

drupal.org

Keywords

open data

qu

qu is an open source data platform created to serve the public data sets of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The goals of this platform are to import data in a Google-Dataset-inspired format, Query data using a Socrata-Open-Data-API-inspired API, and export data in JSON or CSV format.

Source

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Keywords

open data, API, data cleaning, data analysis

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Guidance

Final Report and Recommendations of the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee

This report outlines the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee's recommendations and best practices for the administration of FOIA. Dated April 17, 2018.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration

Keywords

open data, FOIA

Format

PDF (31 pages)

Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (“Evidence Act”)

The text of H.R.4174 - Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, known as the Evidence Act. Title II of the Evidence Act (OPEN Government Data Act) describes the requirements for CDOs, CDO Council, and this repository.

Source

Public law

Keywords

open data, FOIA, data governance

OMB M-11-02: Sharing Data While Protecting Privacy

Office of Management and Budget memo that encourages Federal agencies to engage in coordinated, collaborated data-sharing in a manner that complies with applicable privacy laws, regulations, and polices. Dated November 3, 2010.

Source

Office of Management and Budget

Keywords

open data, data sharing, privacy

Format

PDF (4 pages, 70 KB)

OMB M-13-13: Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset

Office of Management and Budget memo that establishes a framework to help institutionalize the principles of effective information management at each stage of the information's life cycle to promote interoperability and openness. Dated May 9, 2013.

Source

Office of Management and Budget

Keywords

open data, access, data management, privacy

Format

PDF (12 pages, 5.84 MB)

OMB M-14-06: Guidance for Providing and Using Administrative Data for Statistical Purposes

The goal of this Memorandum is to help both program and statistical agencies and components (including evaluation and analysis units) use administrative data more fully in a manner that respects privacy and protects confidentiality. Specifically, this guidance will help program agencies manage their administrative data with statistical purposes in mind. Dated February 14, 2014.

Source

Office of Management and Budget

Keywords

privacy, open data, data standards, access

Format

PDF (38 pages)

OMB M-19-23: Phase 1 Implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018: Learning Agendas, Personnel, and Planning Guidance

Office of Management and Budget memo that outlines action steps to meeting the requirements of the Evidence Act. Dated July 10, 2019.

Source

Office of Management and Budget

Keywords

open data

Format

PDF (37 pages, 3.52 MB)

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Skills development

How to Get Your Agency’s Data on to Data.gov

Webinar guide to using data.gov, produced by DigitalGov University, an initiative of the General Services Administration.

Source

digital.gov

Keywords

open data, workforce development, data sharing

Format

Video (45 mins)

How to get your Open Data on Data.gov

Data.gov is the central clearinghouse for open data from the United States federal government and also provides access to many local government and non-federal open data resources. Find out below how federal, federal geospatial, and non-federal data is funneled to Data.gov and how you can get your data federated on Data.gov for greater discoverability and impact.

Source

data.gov

Keywords

open data, workforce development, data sharing

How to use Inventory.Data.Gov

Webinar guide to using inventory.data.gov that covers all you need to know about this easy-to-use tool and how it may be helpful to your agency’s compliance with the open data policy. Produced by DigitalGov University, an initiative of the General Services Administration.

Source

digital.gov

Keywords

data inventory, inventory.data.gov, open data, workforce development

Format

Video (53 mins)

Inventory.data.gov Guide

Details on how to get started with using inventory.data.gov, from creating a user account to using its features to mange datasets and export data.json.

Source

inventory.data.gov

Keywords

data inventory, data management, inventory.data.gov, open data

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