Category: Open data

Coming in 2016: Improvements in criminal justice, law enforcement open data

The Cleveland Consent Decree includes numerous references related to the collection, analysis, access to and use of data related to police department work. But our central metropolis is far from alone in its need to upgrade and embrace data for purposes of improving the criminal justice system. As “Which Cities Share the Most Crime Data?” points out, the impending increase…

The Open Data Song

Not to mention the new short film, “Open.” Great great stuff. Script and lyrics especially. My favorite from the song? You may say a pdf is good enough If they don’t like it well that’s just tough But that’s not open That data’s frozen Can’t boil that ocean Here’s a notion Make it free Machine-readable And available The Film (about…

See the Ohio Treasurer online checkbook request the Controlling Board approved for $2.7M

Yesterday, the Ohio Controlling Board approved a nearly $3 million two-year contract with for-profit tech start up, OpenGov Inc. of California to assist the Ohio Treasurer’s office in its effort to bring Ohioans “checkbook level” transparency for our local governments. From one article: The treasurer’s office requested $1.3 million this fiscal year and $1.425 million the following year to pay…

Coming to the Republican Debate in Cleveland? Get the Historical App

Now available for iPhone and Android: Cleveland Historical is a free mobile app that puts Cleveland history at your fingertips. Developed by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Historical lets you explore the people, places, and moments that have shaped the city’s history. Learn about the region through layered, map-based, multimedia presentations, use…

This Week in Open, July 14, 2015

Nothing slowed down in open data news during our two-week hiatus so let’s jump right in. NEWS: Hot off the presses: Jackie Borchardt reports that the Ohio online checkbook is, “out of date.” On the heels of a call for more disclosure by Common Cause Ohio, the Plain Dealer editorial board wants more regular and frequent campaign finance reporting in…