PolicyMap attended a panel discussion on The Economic Impact of Open Data today, hosted by the Center for Data Innovation in Washington D.C. Speakers focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with making government data more accessible and useful, and the potential gain to the private sector in leveraging data resources from federal, state and local government.
GovLab, the Governance Lab at NYU, unveiled http://www.opendata500.com/ a website which allows you to see what kinds of companies leverage data from each agency of the federal government. As an organization dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date data from various federal and statistical sources, PolicyMap is happy to be a part of the OpenData500 project!
If you’re interested in finding out more about the conversation on open data, the White House’s new open data policy, or the economic potential from harnessing publicly available datasets see: http://www.datainnovation.org/2014/04/the-economic-impact-of-open-data/