Baltimore Mayor Orders city to Post all City Data Online

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said making information public will help “innovative and creative people … find ways to improve service delivery and save money for taxpayers.” She signed an executive order Wednesday requiring city agencies to post data online as part of an effort called Open Baltimore on a new website.

Similar initiatives in the District of Columbia, San Francisco, Seattle and elsewhere have created programs that enable users of smart phones to find parks, learn whether restaurants have passed health inspections, determine when the next bus arrives, and even identify trees.

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The Baltimore Sun
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Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern

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