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New section on Open Data Montgomery visualizes ongoing infrastructure projects

Post Date:08/03/2017 3:58 PM

MONTGOMERY – Status updates for ongoing capital infrastructure projects like the Carter Hill Road streetscaping or Paterson Field renovations are now just one click away at data.montgomeryal.gov.

The City of Montgomery today unleashed the new component to Open Data Montgomery, a publicly available digital resource featuring high value data ranging from building and demolition permitting to real-time street paving maps. The latest addition provides an overview of the City's capital infrastructure improvement projects in an interactive map breaking down project costs, funding sources, scope and the status of each project by phase. Additionally, most projects listed contain source information, like original design plans, engineering documents or images.

"This project is indicative of the progress we're making in our mission to lead in the Smart City space," Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said. "Our goal with Open Data Montgomery is to empower our residents through increased transparency and by providing information in a way that encourages exploration and understanding. Not only that, but it enables departments like Public Works to tell their story in ways we could not previously; in the case of our Public Works team, that story is all about efficiency."

Project leaders anticipate making another exciting announcement soon to complement the annual release of the City's approved fiscal year operating budget. From following the city’s fight against blight to accessing information on construction and development projects, an entire world of municipal data is now available for free at http://data.montgomeryal.gov

ABOUT OPEN DATA MONTGOMERY
City leaders partnered with Socrata beginning in late 2015 as Mayor Strange sought new ways to innovate government by increasing transparency and maximizing efficiency. Socrata, the cloud-based software-as-a-service data platform, is the market leader in making existing government data discoverable, usable, and actionable for public servants and the citizens they serve. Socrata unlocks government legacy systems' data silos to increase the effectiveness of programs that improve quality of life, economic development, and operations. Trusted by over 1,000 government organizations, Socrata supports cities—like Chattanooga and New York City—counties, states and federal agencies of all sizes.

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