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Launch of Crowd Sourced Catalog of Open (Government) Data Portals
OpenGeoCode.org is pleased to announce the launch of our CrowdSourced Catalog of Open Government Data Portals.
OpenGeoCode.org co-founder Andrew Ferlitsch stated that “The move of the administration to fuel entrepreneurship while increasing government transparency and efficiency was a perfect opportunity for our team to create a data catalog to conveniently help developers worldwide interact, use and add to this portal.”
The Executive Order stated that information is a valuable national asset whose value is multiplied when it is made easily accessible to the public and that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security. Will Mayall, co-founder of OpenGeoCode.org said that “the ability of our product to help developers will greatly increase the usage of such data and our platform allows for developers to also submit data portals that are not on the catalog list yet.”
The OpenGeoCode.org data catalog can be found at: http://www.opengeocode.org/
Further details on the President’s actions can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/