New York Times Reports on Reworking Obscure Municipal Records into Useful Datasets

Today's New York Times includes an interesting article discussing how municipal governments are starting to release obscure public records datasets to Internet and software developers.  These programmers are finding new applications for the data, and creating websites that make the information more useable and interesting to the general population.  Some critics are concerned that the governments will limit the release of records that suggest poor performance, but cities like San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City are at the forefront of advocating this public records trend. To read the Times' article about this public records trend, click here.

The Times also mentions several examples of data projects discussed in our blog previously; for more on those, read about here and CleanScores here.