ANALYZE DATA FROM OKLAHOMA’S ECONOMY, PUBLIC HEALTH, TRANSPORTATION, ENVIRONMENT AND MORE
OKLAHOMA CITY – February 10, 2011 – The Office of State Finance and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website, have collaboratively launched an interactive, centralized data center for the State of Oklahoma at http://Data.OK.gov. The new online data center provides Oklahomans with an unprecedented level of openness in Oklahoma’s state government.
“For state data to be truly open, we must provide our citizens with a platform that allows them to digest, evaluate, and consume data in a user-friendly format, “ said Governor Mary Fallin. “Data.OK.gov will provide the level of openness and interactivity with government data that our citizens deserve.”
Data.OK.gov is part of the “Oklahoma Information Services Act,” which will consolidate information, saving the user from having to travel to multiple websites. The website’s mission is to provide accessible information about the economy, public health, transportation, environment, and more, on one website.
Data.OK.gov enables the public and media to utilize the state’s Open Records data in a variety of ways, including:
• View and download raw statistics
• Conduct research and analysis of data sets
• Build applications for use on websites
•Embed charts, maps, and other data on websites and blogs
•Share data on Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, and through email
Alex Pettit, State Chief Information Officer, said, “By publishing the information in different formats, Oklahomans have more freedom in how they lookup information. Our primary goal is to provide an efficient and effective way to gather Oklahoma based data. This centralized source of information will save time for its users and money for the state.”
The State of Oklahoma invites public feedback and dataset recommendations. To submit comments or ideas for new datasets visit http://Data.OK.gov and select the “Suggest” button at the bottom of the screen.
For other Oklahoma open government resources, please visit the following websites:
The state’s new online data center is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, Socrata, a leading provider of open data services for federal, state and local governments, and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website.