Open by Default is a movement to ensure that crucial public data in Asheville is open and accessible.
Code for Asheville has recommended the adoption of an Open Data Policy by the City of Asheville to continue progress towards a completely transparent city hall.
Read our Recommendations or let city council know you support the movement
Why Open Data?
Open Data benefits every member of the community:
Open Data provides every citizen on-demand access to many types of public information, from building permits to public safety data, through a simple web-accessible interface.
Open Data allows businesses to optimize their operations and explore new opportunities.
Open Data optimizes delivery of public services, increases trust in government, and reduces staff time devoted to manually fulfilling public records requests.
Open Data at Work
Here are some examples of Open Data making an impact
Current Asheville Data
Projects In Other Cities
- Citygram – Charlotte, NC
- RecordTrac – Oakland, CA
An Open Data policy will allow us to bring civic apps already live in other cities to Asheville
We need your help to make Open Data a long-term solution for Asheville!
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