What is openAlbany?

Open data is the process of making data that belongs to the public broadly accessible and usable by humans and machines, free of any constraints. The most important aspects of open data are as follows:

  • Availability and Access: The data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet. The data must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form.
  • Reuse and Redistribution: The data must be provided under terms that permit reuse and redistribution including intermixing with other datasets.
  • Universal Participation: Everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute the data, free of restrictions.

Connecting People with Data

Leading public sector innovators are leveraging cloud, platform and social technologies to deliver better citizen access to information, modernize online service delivery and improve internal efficiencies. The goal is to transform data assests into productive information resources that people can easily access, share and reuse. By sharing our data in an open and transparent means, we empower our citizens and ourselves to access information anywhere, anytime.  

In an effort to continue this collaborative effort we invite you to participate by suggesting a dataset to include and share some of the ways in which you use are currently provided data sets.

                   Access open data portal here