Minneapolis open data policy heads to the Council



By Eric Roper, Star Tribune

“Reams of public data addressing everything from restaurant inspections to city spending may soon become easier to access under an “open data policy” under consideration at City Hall.

The policy, which will be presented to a committee this Wednesday, would create a new portal where departments can upload raw public data about different metrics they are tracking. To access that information now, inquiring citizens and journalists must formally request it from the city.”

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  • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

    “What data is uploaded will largely be left to the discretion of departments, however.”