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Here are all the open data user personas created in our workshops

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Understanding who wants to use public information and why is one of the best things cities can do to improve the impact and relevance of their open data programs. The Sunlight Open Cities team helps city staff develop open data user personas, and we wanted to share some of these personas to spark ideas and inspiration for open data staff in other cities.

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A tactical data toolkit will help nonprofits in Madison, WI make the case for their work

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Today we are incredibly proud to present the result of our Tactical Data Engagement project with the City of Madison, WI. The final product is a data toolkit designed to help nonprofit organizations working to reduce youth violence on Madison’s Northside find and use open data to better contextualize their work and goals in grant applications to the City.

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Help document the state of open data and journalism in 2018

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In 2018, we're collaborating on an ambitious new international research project that's assessing the state of open data across a range of issues and themes, culminating in a book that will be introduced at the 5th International Open Government Data Conference in Buenos Aires in the fall of 2018. Please weigh in on all of the history, events, research, organizations, data-driven journalism projects, and other details we missed in our first draft, and get involved in the 21 environment scans that are underway.

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National Park Service removes climate action plans from website

The National Park Service (NPS) removed 92 documents describing park climate action plans from their website. The NPS claimed that the removals are temporary while reports are updated to improve usability compliance, but no advance notice, public Web archive, or explanation why the documents could not remain on the site until material is prepared was provided.

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