Open cities: Palo Alto setting an example empowered by Junar

Posted: July 31, 2012 by araznajarian in Data
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Some of you may recall our post earlier in the spring mentioning the launch of a new open data platform, Junar. It seems they have been quite busy in fueling the data revolution as they just announced today that they are partnering with the city of Palo Alto to power one of the most pioneering Open Data community sites in the United States.

An excerpt from their press release:

“We are delighted to work with a local, innovative Silicon Valley start-up,” said Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Palo Alto Chief Information Officer. “Rather than just publishing lists of datasets, the cloud-based Junar platform has visualization capabilities that make the data useful even before it is downloaded or consumed by a software application.”

We’ll be keeping an eye on how this develops and hope that other cities around the world will follow Palo Alto’s lead in leveraging the open data revolution to empower citizens and fuel innovation for new and more effective services!

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