California’s Government Operations Agency has moved its open data portal to an open source platform.
California piloted the first statewide open data portal, GreenGov.data.ca.gov, with data sets and results from the GreenGov Challenge, a code-a-thon built around sustainability data sets hosted on the pilot site. GovOps is now moving the open data portal to an open source platform (DKAN) to ensure the longevity of continuous efforts to make government
To effectively manage the improved statewide portal it will be moved to the Department of Technology’s (CDT’s) Office of Digital Innovation, alongside the state’sInnovation Lab. The new location within the CDT will allow customers, civil coders and government entities to create innovative solutions to their government business challenges
In the coming months, GovOps and the CDT will work with departments and agencies across the executive branch to continuously add more data sets to the portal.
GovDelivery worked with California’s GovOps to move over to the DKAN platform.
This effort represents the next logical step in our open data work,” said Zachary Townsend, the state’s recently appointed Chief Data Officer. “DKAN is not just an open source solution; it’s the best tool we’ve found to support our efforts to make the state’s data assets more accessible through visual, compelling stories.”