Pennsylvania launches new open data portal

Pennsylvania has rolled out an interactive, open data portal where residents, researchers, media and app developers can easily access data sets from state agencies about mission-critical policies and programs.

OpenDataPA, announced Monday, launched with 12 key datasets — including information about job creation, school performance, bridges under repair and other programs that relate to Gov. Tom Wolf’s Schools That Teach, Jobs That Pay and Government That Works priorities. The state soon will release a dashboard that uses these 12 data sets to track program performance goals. Continue…