Article: Open Data in 60 Seconds

Open Data

Open Data in 60 Seconds

If you’ve ever checked an online weather forecast, used your smartphone’s GPS to find an all-night drugstore or calculated how much your city paid for road repairs, you’ve used Open Data. For a long time, however, accessing these government data were very difficult, if they were available at all.

The concept of Open Data is very new. It originated with the belief that the enormous amount of information routinely collected by government entities should be available to all citizens.

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