bar chart showing number of datasets in open data portal for cities with top fifteen highest Census ratings.

What stories can you tell with a city’s open data? And what’s missing from the data?…

In this post, I will introduce you to the producers and gatekeepers of civic data that Google describes as they play out in practice. When it comes to cities, these questions tend to revolve around the city open data portal: a model adopted nation-wide that facilitates tens of thousands of datasets, a buzzing cross-section of hyper-local civic data activity, and a service almost exclusively built on just one tech company’s platform.

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