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LA Ranked #1 in US City Open Data Census

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Just one year after Mayor Garcetti launched LA's first-ever Open Data Portal. LA given ISO 37210 Platinum Certification for Data by World Council on City

Mayor Garcetti today announced the Los Angeles has been ranked #1 by the US City Open Data Census for its open data. The Census, administered by Code for America, the Sunlight Foundation, and the Open Knowledge Foundation-- leaders in open data and transparency--ranks cities' data on the availability, quality, and accessibility of its open data. Just one year after Mayor Garcetti launched the City's first-ever open data portal, LA tops the list, beating New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Mayor Garcetti also announced that LA has received platinum status for its open data from the World Council on City Data (WCCD), the certification body responsible for implementing the first international standard for cites, ISO 37120: Sustainable development of communities -- Indicators for city services and quality of life. With 100 indicators, based on 17 themes, ISO 37120 certifies the quality and availability of city data, ensuring a global standard for data, enabling comparability and best practice sharing for cities around the world through the WCCD Open City Data Portal.

"There's no longer any doubt: our number one ranking on the US City Open Data Census and our WCCD platinum status prove that LA is leading the nation-- and the globe-- in best practices in making our city data open, accessible, and useful for Angelenos, organizations, and leaders around the world," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "But this isn't just good data for data's sake-- I'm invested in harnessing the power of our open data to make city hall run better, provide better services to Angelenos, and improve quality of life here in LA."

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His "back to basics" agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.


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