|[April 24, 2012]
Oklahoma Increases Transparency Efforts
OKLAHOMA CITY --(Business Wire)--
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 (News - Alert)) 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 al data concerning
Oklahoma, both state and federal, will be at our citizens' fingertips."
The datasets available on Data.OK.gov
and Data.gov enable the public and media
to utilize state and federal data in a variety of ways, including:
View and download raw statistics
Conduct research and analysis of datasets
Build applications for use on websites
Embed charts, maps, and other data on websites and blogs
Share data on Facebook (News - Alert), Twitter, Delicious, Digg, and through email
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.
Socrata, Inc. provides turnkey
Open Data solutions that dramatically increase data access and usability
for constituents, while streamlining data publishing for government
organizations. These cloud solutions also eliminate costly
infrastructure, reduce custom development and can be implemented in
days. For more information, please visit http://socrata.com.
About the Oklahoma Office of State Finance
The Office of State Finance is
responsible for producing the Governor's Executive Budget and the
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, partnering in the implementation
of the State of Oklahoma's Integrated
Central Financial System (CORE), and managing OK.gov,
the state's Internet portal. Additional information is available at http://www.osf.ok.gov.
OK.gov is the official website of the
state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office
of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma
government entities web-enable their information services. OSF is
responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma
Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov
and is part of eGovernment firm NIC's
(NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
About NIC (News - Alert)
NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's
leading provider of official
government websites, online
services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government
agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The family of NIC
companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information
is available at http://www.egov.com.
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