Thursday, February 4, 2010

Open Government & The MAR

Of governments and geeks (Economist) - In 2008 the city of Washington, DC, a trailblazer in the field of open data, sponsored a contest called “Apps for Democracy”—with $50,000 in costs and prize money—which produced 47 applications.

A decent percentage of the open data that is made available in Washington, DC uses the Master Address Repository to acquire accurate location information.

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