FreshWrap: Code Corps, open data census, Philly property calculator, Hawaii data bills

 

Here’s what made my radar this week. Share your open government news in the comments.

Hawaii has not one, but two open data bills in the works.

Philadelphia launches an open data-powered calculator to estimate real estate tax under its Actual Value Initiative (Mayor Nutter video, more from Philly MDO and deeper details here).

The Open Data Census tracks the state of open data globally.

Register for next week’s CivicMeet Vancouver.

Ottawa launches its second “Apps4Ottawa” contest.

Name That Neighborhood: Click that ‘hood! was built by Code for America’s 2013 Louisville fellowship team.

Oakland jumps on transparency bandwagon and pulls ahead of SF in the Bay Bridge Open Government Series.

Alissa Black: Sunshine May Disinfect but It Does Not Always Lead to Engagement

Germany’s open data portal gets slammed.

Four years in the making, Sunlight launches Open States (video).

Fees impede government transparency.

UK: Public sector staff know open data matters but fail to get government plan (I blame Dominic Campbell).

Is unequal participation open government’s unresolved dilemma?

New York City launches Code Corps, a kind of Code for America for emergency and disaster recovery.

San Francisco’s new License123 gives small business owners all the permits they need to open shop in SF.

Nick Grossman at it again: When venture capital meets networked activism.

Videos from NYC Data Visualization With Web Standards meetup.

Max Ogden on open data:

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh and a strategy consultant for CivicActions and NuCivic. More about him here. He can be reached at luke@govfresh.com.