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PDF Sharing is Not Data Sharing–A Public Service Announcement

  “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.” – Truman Capote   Like many readers of this blog, I was heartened by last week’s Executive Order from the President of the United States declaring “Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.”  Finally, tangible progress on the rocky road […]

A Minimally Viable Property Lookup Service

  A cornerstone of the Lean Startup movement is the idea of a Minimally Viable Product (MVP) whereby a company, instead of spending months (and months) building the perfect product, quickly builds something that has just enough features to be useful, but makes no claims to completeness or finished polish. Instead, getting real feedback early […]

BLM Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Closed Data

To celebrate the International Open Data Hackathon Day, I’d like to point out that tomorrow marks the 2nd Anniversary of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management taking key portions of their GeoCommunicator website offline.  Behold the takedown notice.   I’ve blogged about 18 months ago, admittedly with the naive belief that it […]