Thursday, August 13, 2009

California Launches Online Data Repository

In an effort to make state data easier to find, California has launched a new online Data repository, according to Government Technology. The site contains information on population, education, imports and exports, traffic, and travel and tourism, among other things.

Says state CIO Teri Takai,

"This new centralized data repository allows the public to find, use and repackage the volumes of data generated by the state, which were previously hard to find in various places throughout government. By publishing in different formats, we are empowering the public to use government data in creative ways to help improve our great state."

Last week, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers said it would work with the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration toencourage states to build their own online "data catalogs"

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