State of open data in Philly: Read the open government plan, and more on the city’s open data policy progress


In April, Mayor Michael Nutter signed an open data executive order that laid out the city’s goals for becoming more transparent through more data releases. More than half a year later, the city has accomplished many of those goals and is working out the kinks for remaining ones, according to a blog post by Chief Data Officer Mark Headd.

Below, we list the main takeaways from Headd’s post, as well as some more details from a recent conversation with him. Headd told us that he and his team had completed these goals for some time but had yet to make an official announcement. You can find the original deadlines for these tasks here.