Government-released open data has generated a host of new climate-change related apps, the challenge is to make it clear and usable (Government-released #opendata is fueling a whole new level of innovation in sustainability.
Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it's carrying on its business. They don't want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing ...
The bar has been raised - it's no longer good enough to dump volumes of data, citizens are demanding that government make sense of the data and present it in a format that works for them. All of this leads to greater accountability (good news for everyone).
PDFs are a real problem for website builders. The PDF format was first launched over 20 years ago, and it was designed to be a fixed-layout flat document. When the PDF format was designed, there were about a dozen websites in the whole world.
SUNSHINE WEEK: Open government is good government Henry Herald Simply speaking, government cannot be of, by and for the people unless it is before the people. It should never be forgotten that government belongs to the governed, not the governing.
James Madison once said, "A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. (RT @nfoic: Editorial from @SentandEnt on Why Youy Should Care about #OpenGov.
I also dislike PDF's. They clutter up your computer. Why should I have to download a file in order to read important information--that's like requiring me to record/PVR the 6 o'clock news every day instead of just watching the broadcast?