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Open Data Movement A Growing Success

by Naresh Sarwan on July 27, 2011

In this article, semantic web software engineer and CEO of Smartetics, Davide Palmisano, explores the impact that the open data movement has had on the growth of open online data resources worldwide.

“More than two years after President Obama’s memorandum on his open government initiative, thousands of public authorities and organizations worldwide have embraced the main idea behind it. Opening up data and making them publicly available on the Web has been recognized as a key to fostering transparency and collaboration within public administrations and with citizens. From census data, to cadastrial maps, everyday a new data set pop ups on the Web, as a quick glance at the #opendata hashtag on Twitter shows.” [Read More]

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