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Denver's Open Data Initiative

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Presented at the 5th Annual Regional Data Summit in Denver, Colorado (1/25/2013)

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Denver's Open Data Initiative

  1. 1. Denver’s Open Data Initiative 2013 Regional Data Summit Allan Glen, City and County of Denver @a_glen
  2. 2. citycampCO 2010
  3. 3. Open Source Data Portal Software
  4. 4. At the time, Denver’s GIS Data was…
  5. 5. “free” and “easy-to-access”...
  6. 6. just fill outsome forms,
  7. 7. agree to the license,
  8. 8. and download the data.
  9. 9. “The licensee will not copy,reproduce, disseminate,transmit, license, sublicense,assign, lease, release,publish, post on the internet,transfer, sell, allow the useof, permit access to,distribute, allow interactiverights to, or otherwise makethe GIS data available toany other person or entity inany form whatsoever […]”
  10. 10. original intent: cost recovery
  11. 11. citycampCO 2011
  12. 12. Guest speakers:Stephanie O’MalleyDeputy Chief of Staff toDenver Mayor Michael HancockTom DowneyDirector of Excise and LicenseCity and County of Denver
  13. 13. Technology Services Strategic Plan
  14. 14. July 29, 2012
  15. 15. 2012 STATEOF THE CITY ADDRESSJuly 16, 2012
  16. 16. data.denvergov.org
  17. 17. Lessons learned
  18. 18. leverage existing tools
  19. 19. OpenColorado Data Catalog (data.opencolorado.org)
  20. 20. OpenColorado Data Catalog Front-Ends PHP .NET
  21. 21. OpenColorado Data Publishing Script (for ArcGIS)
  22. 22. http://github.com/opencolorado
  23. 23. contributions topublishing script:• ArcGIS 10.0 support• metadata support• new formats • CSV • XML metadata• additional config options• enhancements/fixes
  24. 24. licensing
  25. 25. we chose: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
  26. 26. automatepublishing
  27. 27. subscribe
  28. 28. public data support requests down75%
  29. 29. analytics(first 6 months)
  30. 30. visits 14,098downloads 15,266 (170 GB)page views 105,446pages/visit 7.48
  31. 31. top 5 datasets (last 30 days) crime addresses parcels benchmarks zoning
  32. 32. email signature used by one of our city surveyors…
  33. 33. data formats (last 30 days) shp 43% kml 26% csv 20% dwg 11%
  34. 34. page views by source (Denver datasets only) 86% 14% data.denvergov.org data.opencolorado.org
  35. 35. 85+ additional spatial datasets coming soon…
  36. 36. Open Data Architect (hiring soon…)
  37. 37. Thank you2013 Regional Data Summit Allan Glen, City and County of Denver @a_glen

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