PA governor announces open data program

The office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is introducing a new open data portal to promote opportunity and transparency.

This open data portal, presented Monday August 22, 2016, will grant the entire commonwealth access to information and make “Pennsylvania government more open, accountable, and innovative.”

The governor’s office says that the data portal is simply, “…data that anyone can access, use, and share. It can be exported into spreadsheets, leveraged by apps, and combined with other data, among many other practical applications for both private and public sector initiatives.”

The new public information initiative encourages citizens to request data sets of value.

The goals of the system are to measure government function, increase clarity and simplicity, promote a creative economy, and increase public interest.

More information: https://data.pa.gov/

Open data program suggestion form: https://data.pa.gov/suggest-a-dataset

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