Tag: data.govt.nz

Lab+: All-of-Government Services Finder

An overview of the Lab+ work focused on exploring how a data-driven all-of-government Services Finder could work. Continue reading Lab+: All-of-Government Services Finder

FYI: Brasil is unlocking the value of government information and data

Read about Brasil’s nifty DataViva tool that allows users to visualize more than 500 gigabytes of Brasilian government figures 1 billion different ways. Continue reading FYI: Brasil is unlocking the value of government information and data

Open Data Culture Change

In the time I’ve been involved in the government’s open data activities I’ve seen a genuine change in the attitude of agencies in making their data more open and available. Since Cabinet approved the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government in August 2011, we’ve seen a real increase in the amount of data agencies are releasing for re-use. All government agencies are starting to incorporate the Declaration into their core business, and they have all assigned senior managers as data champions to lead this work. However, this is a huge culture change.
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