Norfolk has collaborated with What Works Cities to draft an Open Data Policy and implement an Open Data program. City Council will consider an ordinance to adopt this program, with the policy as its foundation.
Norfolk has collaborated with What Works Cities to develop an Open Data program. Norfolk City Council will consider an ordinance to adopt an Open Data Policy; this policy will serve as the foundation for the Open Data Program. Here is the opening statement of purpose from the policy:
- In order to be as transparent and accountable as possible to the citizens of Norfolk, the City has adopted this Open Data Policy which is intended to ensure a high quality Open Data offering for the public.
- The Open Data Program seeks to provide direct access to City datasets in consumable formats. Providing this information gives staff and the public an opportunity to review and analyze raw data and to use it for a variety of purposes.
- This Policy is to establish a procedure for systematically identifying, inventorying, and publishing datasets that can:
- Be used to increase accountability and responsiveness; Improve public knowledge of the City's activities and operations;
- Further the mission of the City;
- Allow for economic opportunity;
- Respond to a need or demand identified by the public; and
- Foster civic engagement.
You can read the full document here.
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