Mark Mitchell, OK.gov
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Drew Hall, OSF
Oklahoma Increases Transparency Efforts
OKLAHOMA CITY – April 24, 2012 – Data.OK.gov, the state of Oklahoma’s online data repository, recently integrated with the federal government’s Data.gov site to provide new Oklahoma-specific federal datasets.
Data.OK.gov currently offers 215 datasets created by Oklahoma state agencies in addition to the 5,249 datasets now available from Data.gov. The seamless integration of the two sites is possible because both sites are hosted by Socrata, the Seattle-based company that provides the website’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) open data platform.
“The additional access to federal data on Data.OK.gov increases the transparency of our state,” said Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger. “It brings a level of openness and interactivity with government data that our citizens deserve. It lets them see for themselves where Oklahoma stands and where we rank in relation to other states.”
The new federal and Oklahoma-specific federal datasets are located on Data.OK.gov under the Federated Domains subheading in the left navigation. The ‘This Site Only’ link provides Oklahoma-specific federal datasets and the ‘explore.data.gov’ link provides federal datasets.
“Locating data from the state and Data.gov portals can be cumbersome due to the abundance of data available,” said Alex Pettit, State Chief Information Officer. “Now all data concerning Oklahoma, both state and federal, will be at our citizens’ fingertips.”
The state’s new online data repository 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.
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