What are the key benefits of making data more readily accessible?

  • Improving the public’s understanding of the cost and purpose of government services
  • Improving governmental accountability and public participation
  • Leveraging data held by different agencies by connecting datasets and finding new insights
  • Eliminating redundancies by allowing the access of data in one place
  • Improving decision making by better informing people with data
  • Creating more efficient and proactive process for open records requests
  • Encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications) that enhance the lives of our citizens
  • Increasing economic activity by generating new and rich content through new applications and services
Program Area
Transparency
Topic(s)
Open Data, Benefits

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