DEC 21 The Trouble with Geoportals

 The Trouble with Geoportals | MapBox | Open Data Visualizations | Scoop.it

For my Open Data Program I plan on using a mix of Mondara and ArcGIS Online as my mapping tools. We won't kill Geoportal but link to it and make it accessible to those folks that actually use that data.

Chris Herwig from Mapbox.com said it and we all think it: Open data is not truly “open” if it is inaccessible. As the open data space matures, domestically and internationally, we need to start talking about best practices for making open data more open and accessible. I’m going to go over a few of the key takeaways from my recent work, highlighting some successes and failures in providing geodata at the state and local levels in the United States.

Read more of Chris Herwig's comments at this link below:
http://mapbox.com/blog/trouble-with-geoportals/

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