Monday, March 07, 2016

White House Launches Open Data Project

White House Opportunity Project Gives Access to Open Data

The White House announced today the launch of “The Opportunity Project.”  According to the official press release, this is “a new open data effort to improve economic mobility for all Americans.”  The data can be used by “technologists, community groups, and local governments” and many companies and non-profit organizations, including ESRI—the world’s leading publisher of GIS software—are committed to the development of the project and its tools.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library provides access to the latest ESRI GIS software and assistance from the GIS Specialist Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 pm.  Students can also access GIS software on computers throughout Bracken Library during its extended evening and weekend hours.

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