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Phoenix Relaunches New Open Data Site with an Improved and Refreshed Look Phoenix Relaunches New Open Data Site with an Improved and Refreshed Look <div class="ExternalClass3D1DC10E0D6248E496DB851204686C92"><p>City of Phoenix's open data site got a refreshed look that features a more modern, crisper look with diverse and robust datasets about the Airport, recycling and trash tonnage, public transit and the city's finances. Making the city's open datasets more accessible and understandable to the public are all part of Mayor Greg Stanton's initiative to increase transparency, as well as encourage and support innovation.</p><p>"In Phoenix, we take transparency seriously—that's why we've made our data open and accessible to the public," said Stanton. "But open data isn't only about increasing transparency in city operations, it also promotes citizen engagement and public awareness, and it can lead to new and dynamic solutions to civic challenges."</p><p>The redesigned open data site – phoenix.gov/opendata -- was a collaboration between Phoenix's Information Technology Services (ITS) and Communications Office, in partnership with OpenGov, a government performance management solutions company, who has assisted other big cities in the nation to present datasets that help government officials make informed decisions, while keeping the public engaged in the decision-making processes. Various city departments provide the datasets, which OpenGov aggregates and organizes, and then presents in a visually appealing way.</p><p>At the top of the new open data site is the "Showcase" section, which features graphical information and map data that are the most popular and often requested by the public. The site is mobile responsive; therefore, anyone can view the site on various mobile devices with ease. The ITS team continuously will work with other city departments to include more datasets that will be of interest, not only to city employees and residents, but also to entrepreneurs and developers with innovative ideas and solutions.</p><p>City officials encourage the public and businesses to peruse the open data site, and use the "contact form" at the bottom of the site to offer comments.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/itssite/MediaAssets/Open%20data%20charlotte.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:225px;" /><br></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-</p></div>11/15/2017 11:00:00 PMYvette Roeder602-534-6375