Sunlight Foundation Overhauls U.S. Data Census, Adds Sets That Speak to Social Issues
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"The Sunlight Foundation has relaunched its U.S. City Open Data Census, a survey and a benchmarking tool aimed at fostering increased understanding of the information city governments make available to the public.
The tool was created in 2014, and Alex Dodds, Sunlight Foundation’s open cities storyteller, said the platform had become outdated and in dire need of technical upgrades, so much so that Sunlight and its collaborating partner, Open Knowledge International, decided to rebuild it. At the time of inception, the U.S. Open City Data Census was intended as a reference point for what data is open and available in which cities. Its role, however, has evolved...."