4 Major Takeaways From Chicago’s Open Data Strategy

If you’re looking for a city government with a solid open data strategy, the nation’s third-largest city is a good model to look at for best practices. In a recent workshop, Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology encouraged business owners and other residents to explore and play around with the city’s open data portal.

Created following an executive order in 2011, the open data portal now contains nearly 600 viewable, downloadable datasets from an employee salaries table—which is the most viewed—to one detailing the addresses of properties with problem landlords.  Continue…