How to implement an open data policy | Smart Cities Dive
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"Opening data is the start of many smart city journeys. That open data, of course, should consist of information that the city has collected for years, which may be siloed offline — but it also needs to include data collected from new cameras and other sensors that are a part of other smart cities projects.
By one count, there are 105 U.S. open data policies or directives across 85 jurisdictions. That means, of course, that there are plenty of cities left in the U.S. that could begin to work on data policies. For cities looking to get into the open data game, there are organizations like What Works Cities and the Sunlight Foundation that offer guidance and provide best practices.
The Sunlight Foundation provides 31 guidelines that are broken down into three main areas with examples for each: what data should be public, how to make data public and how to implement policy."