An Ambitious Scheme to Bring All of a State’s Data Together

Governing: In highly complex governmental environments, open data in and of itself will not enable common understanding, collaboration or problem-solving unless it's organized and can be visualized in a way that makes sense to those who need it. Few governments match that of California in size or complexity, but in the end most of the state's work still relates to a place — a neighborhood or a city or a watershed. Fittingly, the state just took a very large step toward organizing its data around place.

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