Earlier this month, several states celebrated Open Data Day, an observance seeking to bring awareness on the benefits of information access to both government agencies and its citizens to encourage its adaption in civil society.
Municipalities and states invested staff time along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in the effort to curate and publish data for the sake of better accountability over the last decade. Large quantities of available datasets address the goals of information accessibility. However, low use of data portals provoked some governments to go a step further by making the information easy to understand for enhanced civic engagement.
In this story, Government Technology takes a look at the outcomes stemming from these initiatives. Read More at http://www.govtech.com/data/Are-Open-Data-Efforts-Working.html