Archived: Increase the variety of data available on state portals
Data source: Staff survey of state data portals, including data.wa.gov, geography.wa.gov, etc.
The scope of a the state's responsibilities is very broad, and state agencies support a wide array of communities. A broad variety of datasets from many agencies affords the citizen, company or community user of our open data assets a good indication of the diversity of our services. A growing number of accurate and supported datasets also indicates adoption of open data principles by more programs and staff.
We set a goal for FY2016 to increase the variety of state data by 10% by June 30; we fell short of that goal by 28 datasets.
With new agencies reporting open data efforts in 2017 we expect to see a 10% increase by June 30, 2017
Washington state's general purpose data portal, data.wa.gov, offers a broader variety of datasets than peer states like Oregon and Missouri, more than cities like Seattle, but tiny compared to national and multinational data platforms like data.gov. Washington's geospatial portal, geography.wa.gov, offers a variety of datasets comparable to peer states like Oregon, and with recent additions is able to integrate tabular data from data.wa.gov.
State of Oregon open data
State of Missouri open data
Federal Gov't data portal
Check out, use and contribute to the state's existing data portals:
- General Purpose data: http://data.wa.gov
- Geospatial data: http://geo.wa.gov/
- Fiscal and budget data: http://fiscal.wa.gov
Track Open Data measures through Results WA -- Variety | Planning | Impact
Reported by: Office of the Chief Information Officer, WaTech