Opendata access policies are a core component of a smart city policy environment. Whether it be realtime feeds of sensor measurements or aggregated big data from administrative records of a city authority, access to data is central to how a city can be ‘smart’.
Citizens need to understand what data is available, and how it can be utilized in decision-making.
Community groups need to monitor accessibility and freedom of information while protecting data privacy at an individual level.
Startups need access to open data to help inform business planning and generate the innovation needed to reimagine places for this century.
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