An Open Source City Takes Shape with the Open Raleigh Initiative
Open government scored another victory when the City of Raleigh announced the Open Raleigh initiative—an online repository with open data, web and mobile applications, and links to participatory tools and organizations. It’s all part of Raleigh’s open source strategy focusing on transparency, collaboration, and improved access to information. It’s proof of the ongoing work of the public-facing, open source resolution Raleigh unanimously passed earlier this year. The grand vision for the open data portal has two components, and Esri geoportal server and a to-be determined solution similar to Socrata. They both play a critical role housing the available data and making it easier-to-consume by end users.
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