open data

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The new online website will allow anyone who’s interested to delve into the massive amounts of data collected by the city of Syracuse. Where are potholes getting patched? What water mains are breaking? Where is lead paint a big issue? These are some of the questions that can be answered on DataCuse, a new online portal that is open to the public.

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Syracuse City Hall is fine tuning an open data policy, after a two-week public comment period.

The policy is expected to launch later this month, and offers residents an easy way to access to public information involving the work of city government. Mayor Stephanie Miner says so far, the city has gotten good feedback about the proposed policy.

In this open panel discussion, journalists weighed the pros and cons of open data. Featured in this discussion is: Dan Pacheco, professor and chair of Journalism Innovation (Journovation) at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; Matt Bernius, Hacks/Hackers of Rochester; Catherine Loper, news and public affairs director at WRVO Public Media; and Matthew Leonard (off screen), editor of the Innovation Trail journalism collaboration.