An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

In an effort to resolve a government health code problem, they also found a way to empower businesses and citizens.

New Mapping Tool Helps Chattanoogans Explore Their City’s Data

"Open data has a tremendous ability to break down barriers and empower communities,” according to Mayor Andy Berke.

Las Vegas Begins Its Smart City Push

Starting with sensors at 10 intersections, Nevada’s largest city plans to grow out its IoT infrastructure and data-gathering operation to encompass its entirety by 2025.

Boston Seeks a More Tech-Savvy Audience With New Open Data Platform

“We’re trying to establish a culture where the default for datasets is trying to make things open data,” said the city’s chief data officer.

In the ‘New Un-Normal’ of Trump, Cities Will Continue to Be Beacons of Progress

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia discusses how a new White House administration won’t stop the momentum that’s pushed his city and others like it forward.

Long Beach Tells Stories With New, Spatially Arranged Datasets

“We provide the raw data, but this gives residents the ability to see and understand datasets” that show how California’s sixth-largest city is evolving, according to Mayor Robert Garcia.

Uber Is Finally Giving The Public a Glimpse of Its Stunning Trove of Transit Data

The new project is launching as Uber attempts to soften its image with cities worldwide.

Municipal Insights That Involve More ‘Than Just Plotting Data Points on a Map’

Cincinnati has rolled out 14 interactive dashboards that are regularly updated and built upon the city’s open data portal.

Navigator Award Finalists: Sherry Schoonover and Team, City of Topeka, Kan.

Making its easier to track capital improvement projects—and the funding that’s been budgeted and spent on them.

Pittsburgh Launches New ‘Burgh’s Eye View’ Online Map Tool for City Data

The city plans to “open source” the computer code for the application in the coming weeks, offering a way for other local governments to replicate the project.

Navigator Award Finalists: Jim Sparks and Team, Indiana Geographic Information Office

Leading a state effort to successfully aggregate datasets from all of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Newly Redesigned Boston.gov Just Went Open Source

Officials boast this is the first time a major U.S. city has made its full website code public.

Syracuse Wants Citizens to Help Boost Street Quality Using Open Data

“It’s a way of bringing new resources and new ideas to a very traditional problem,” said Mayor Stephanie Miner.

When It Comes to Open Data, ‘Make Sure That It Is Meeting a Need of the User’

Experts in Washington, D.C. for Smart Cities Week discussed ways to help achieve this goal.

California's Open Data Portal Goes Open Source for the Apps

The portal will be maintained by the state Office of Digital Innovation alongside its Innovation Lab--centralization that should bode well for future app development.