Philadelphia launches a public survey on open data portal uses

Philadelphia launches public survey on open data portal usesThe Office of Technology and Innovation, City of Philadelphia has launched a public survey to understand the impact of sharing City data publicly.  The survey can be taken here.

The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete. It is open to the public until March 6, 2020. At the end of the survey, you’ll have an option to give your name and email. If you prefer not to, your answers will remain anonymous.

Philadelphia’s Open Data Program

Philadelphia’s open data program was established through an executives order signed in 2012. The City Open Data Portal is available at https://www.opendataphilly.org/

Why the survey is launched?

According to the statistics given on City of Philadelphia website, the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) has released 70 new open datasets and completed 84 refreshes of previously published datasets since 2016. Since the creation of OpenDataPhilly.org in 2012, the Office of Innovation and Technology we have released more than 245 datasets.

City of Philadelphia website states that the purpose of the survey is to work best to meet the needs of residents who use the City’s open data.  They think a survey that can reach a broad audience will help them identify popular datasets that may not have yet been considered for release.

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