Yes, open data can increase transparency and accountability. But for some cities, it is also a secret tool to stimulate collaboration, productivity and innovation across their own departments.

A paper by Esri shares how your city can use open data as a business intelligence tool. With convenient access to data, government employees can rapidly launch new solutions and applications, while stakeholders are able to make data-driven decisions.

There are seven key elements that distinguish a great open data initiative from a good one. These include how easy it is to find, analyse and use the data, and whether the city is building up data skills by training new users.

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