Chicago lays out next steps in Open Data Plan

City of Chicago officials released a report Friday laying out a next set of goals for routine publication of data from city agencies.

The first annual City of Chicago Open Data Report resulted from a December 2012 executive order of Mayor Rahm Emanuel that required city agencies to publish data and metadata to a public portal. The information includes civic employee salaries, lobbyist data, budget data and more.

It's also one implementation of the city's first tech plan, published in October 2013, which charts a course for Chicago's future tech-based progress.

Nearly 600 data sets were accessible by the end of 2013, more than double the number available in December 2011, according to the report. Between May 2011 and October 2013, the portal got 2.9 million page views.

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