This report examines a growing public imperative — the routine disclosure of government data in New Jersey. As part of a growing national movement, open government data is about taking all kinds of state and local government datasets and making them available and useful to the public.
Opening data enhances government transparency, adds social and business value to data, promotes economic growth, and encourages individuals with a wide range of skillsets to help solve public problems. It relies heavily on new and developing technologies that the public, researchers, businesses, and the media have already started using.
Convened by the Public Technology Institute (PTI) at the request of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.