Politico City, councilman urge feedback on new geospatial open data standards by Miranda Neubauer
City, councilman urge feedback on new geospatial open data standards
09/02/16 05:28 AM EDT
The Mayor's Office of Data Analytics and Councilman Ben Kallos are seeking feedback onproposed geospatial open data standardsbeginning Friday.
The proposed standards follow fromlegislationintroduced by Kallos and signed into law last year to improve on the city's open data law. It mandates the establishment of a technical standard that requires every public data set containing address information to utilize a standard layout. The law states that if there is a dataset for which an agency cannot use such a layout, the agency must provide the city and the Council with the reasons preventing it from doing so and a date by which it will be able to comply.
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"Our goal is to make government location-aware and the best way to do that is to standardize geographic information across of all our datasets, so that folks can just throw it on a map easily," Kallos said.