Earlier this week, Governor Wolf announced an Open Data Initiative for Pennsylvania! We are proud to support this important step.
Governor Wolf was very supportive of open data in his pre-election candidate position statement and has already made some progress here in Pennsylvania. So far:
We look forward to Governor Wolf making progress on other initiatives that he proposed including:
Do you think Governor Wolf is doing a good job expanding Open Data in PA?
We have released all the responses we received for the Open Data PA Questionnaire. Check them out here!
So far, we have heard from Tom Wolf, Katie McGinty, Ken Krawchuk, and Paul Glover. In order to get a few more responses, we have postponed the publication date to May 1st. Please help us encourage the remaining candidates to respond!
Today we emailed a questionnaire to all of the PA gubernatorial candidates on open data policy at the state level. We asked for all the candidates to respond by April 22nd and will post the responses prior to the primary election on this website.
Check out the Open Data Questionnaire for yourself and tweet about it with #OpenDataPA!
As of March 11th, Pittsburgh officially passed Open Data legislation in a 9-0 vote by the City Council. Although there is much to be done in terms of implementation, this is a fantastic step forward.
As described by the Sunlight Foundation, Pittsburgh’s policy has several unique aspects: