Open Data

Sharing, innovating & improving data services

  • Strategy

    Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

    Actions:


    Research other cities’ data policies. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    50%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    January 30, 2017: This is an on-going initiative, as space is dynamic and always changing.

  • Recommend a process for making government data available and receiving feedback from the public. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    33%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2016

    Status update:

    January 30, 2017: Working to understand how to be helpful to current Indianapolis open data efforts

  • Develop an annual open data report. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    100%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    January 31, 2017

    Status update:

    January 30, 2017: 2016 Annual Report is complete, and an updated report will be provided year over year.

  • Create a catalog of current open data sources. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    100%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    January 31, 2017

  • Perform a comprehensive user experience (UX) audit to properly judge and index public facing websites based on usability and civic impact. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    100%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    January 31, 2017

    Status update:

    January 30, 2017:

  • Provide recommendations for a county-wide open data policy that is recognized and implemented both by the Mayor’s office and City Council. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    15%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    January 31, 2017

  • Elevate data sharing up to the Central Indiana Regional Council of Elected Officials (to go from local to regional). More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    0%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    :

  • Advocate for a Chief Innovation Officer at the cabinet level to facilitate the advancing of open data policy throughout city government and other municipal agencies and the Telecomm industry to establish best practices on resource sharing and broadband implementation. More details

    Open Indy Brigade

    0%

    Start Date:

    February 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    January 31, 2018

  • Project:

    IMCPL Strategic Plan – Open Data

    http://www.imcpl.org/strategicplan/

    Those in our community are beginning to expect widespread and immediate open access to data. The Indianapolis Public Library will eagerly participate by sharing any useful data for the good of the community.

    As part of this accessibility movement, the concept of Open Content is gaining in popularity. In addition to a piece of data that is open for anyone to freely use, reuse and redistribute, there are other resources in our community that are equally important to make accessible. Open Content represents the plethora of community resources, such as photos, letters, newspapers, yearbooks, maps and other documentation of the human experience.

    The Indianapolis Public Library has taken the lead to preserve our community collections before they disappear. Often these rich resources are not organized, in good condition or otherwise inaccessible. By digitizing and placing our local and unique materials online, the Open Content of our community adds dimension and value to issues when used in conjunction with non-textual information such as data. In cooperation with the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Library, University of Indianapolis, and IUPUI University Library, some of the completed digitization projects include, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Public High School Collections, Indianapolis Firefighters Museum, Indianapolis Postcard Collection, World War I Poster Collection, English’s Opera House and Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood. These can be accessed through the Library’s website.

    The Indianapolis Public Library has staff designated to the digitization of our city collections. We will continue to preserve and make accessible important documents that tell the story of our community.