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Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org
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Connecting to state data using OpenMissouri.org

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OpenMissouri.org is a platform that helps journalists and citizens find data that's held offline by state and and local government agencies.

OpenMissouri.org is a platform that helps journalists and citizens find data that's held offline by state and and local government agencies.

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  • 1. David Herzog Reynolds Journalism Institute 2010-2011 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow @OpenMissouri
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Inform  Missourians about public data held by government agencies
    • Inspire  journalists, citizens, web developers, entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits to access and use public data in ways that enhance their civic, professional and personal lives
    • Serve  as a platform that connects people who are using data from state and local government agencies
    • Educate  Missourians about how they can access and use public data
  • 4.
    • U.S. government transparency
    • Culture of sharing
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9.
    • How do we use simple, freely available technology to connect people with state and local data?
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • Catalog: More than 250 data sets listed
    • Department listing: 20 state agencies
    • User community: 105 registered users
  • 12.
    • Sunshine request generator
    • Suggest a data set
    • Sample data
    • Commenting
    • Social-media sharing tools
  • 13.
    • Built in Rails, an open-source web framework
    • Other open-source or Web 2.0 components
      • WordPress for blogging
      • MailChimp for email campaigns
      • Disqus for commenting
      • AddThis social bookmarking
  • 14.
    • Pilot with Spring 2010 computer-assisted reporting class
    • Two master’s graduate research assistants canvassed top-level state agencies 2010-2011 school year for offline database inventories
  • 15.
    • Agencies
    • Sunshine contact info
    • Data sets
  • 16.
    • Database name
    • Description
    • Format in which data is stored
    • Time span covered by data
    • Update frequency
    • Cost
  • 17.
    • Before posting
      • Verified all information about agencies
      • Reviewed information about databases
    • After posting
      • Sent links to agency staff after data sets listed
      • Work in progress. Update as needed to maintain accuracy and timeliness
  • 18.
    • Generate Sunshine request letters
    • Suggest data that we should add
  • 19.  
  • 20.  
  • 21.
    • Add cities and counties
    • Add links to data
      • Files
      • Live feeds (XML, APIs)
  • 22.
    • Made platform available open source
    • Initiatives in other state
    • Software as a service (SAAS) model
    • Exploring funding to grow
  • 23.
    • Contact David Herzog
      • [email_address]
      • Twitter: @davidherzog
      • Twitter: @openmissouri
      • (573) 882-2127

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