A key tenet of Smart Cities is improved transparency, accountability and government-community engagement. “Open data” has become the mechanism to achieve these goals by sharing data within government and outside government, and spurring the development of municipal services by the private sector using open data sets.
Goals and Objectives
Goals include improving civic engagement, tracking performance, sharing data within government and outside government, and spurring innovation.
Metadata-driven platform for developing applications that tie together capabilities such as team collaboration, content and document management, enterprise search, business intelligence, and workflow and business process management
Use Case Summary
Open data is typically provided by a software solution that catalogues, aggregates and publishes data for the express purpose of sharing government data online with those outside and inside government. Many of these solutions provide data visualization and dashboards. Oftentimes, open data sets are accompanied by policies or guidelines on what data is published and how the data can be used, shared, and referenced.