Describe any technical standards with which agencies must comply.


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May 8, 2019

Each dataset must have metadata descriptions, API documentation, and licensing requirements. 

The metadata will include fields for: title, description, tags, last update, publisher, contact information, unique identifier, and public access level. 

May 7, 2019

The datasets must be made available on the open data portal in an open format. Open Format is defined as, "that can be retrieved, downloaded, searched, and filtered by commonly used web search applications and software." As it is noted that when possible, the data should be in a machine readable format. 

May 2, 2019
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The data in the Open Data Portal must:

  • Be able to be found by "commonly used Internet search applications" 
  • Machine readable and "platform independent" 
  • Free to the public
  • " Retains the data definitions and structure present when the data was compiled, if applicable" 
May 2, 2019
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All datasets must have the following metadata attached to it. 

  • Name of Department 
  • Name of Dataset Owner in the Department 
  • How often the data is updated
  • Data and Time of last update
  • Data Labels and Data Field Explanation 
May 2, 2019
In response to:

The policy states the city should use machine-readable and open formats for the information it collects. It is also noted that departments should use non-proprietary, publicly available, and open formats. 

May 2, 2019
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The policy does say the data must be published in machine readable formats but does not specify what that means. 

April 25, 2019
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The agencies must be machine - readable and open formats. Machine -readable formats listed are .csv, json, and .xml. They note that the departments should prioritize open formats.