The following are links to selected 'open source' or public domain
information systems or data sets developed for use by state & local governments:
State & Local Government - Major 'Open' Systems, Projects, & Initiatives -
- Challenge.Gov - An online platform to engage U.S. citizens in helping to solve the many challenges facing the country.
- Cities.Data.Gov - Showcasing open data, apps, challenges, and policies related to cities and local communities across the U.S.
- Civic Commons
- Collaborative community & projects to help local and state
governments build, use, and share open technologies & solutions to
improve public services
- CitySourced - A free, mobile civic engagement platform.
- Code For America - Enlisting citizen software developers across the country into public service to use their skills to
solve core problems facing our communities, cities, and government at
- EU OpenCities - A European Union (EU) project developing innovative open solutions for Smart Cities of the future.
- Evergreen - An open source Integrated Library System (ILS) for use by public libraries.
- Fire Fighting Software - Free, public domain software
tools for fire fighting organizations: FEIS, BehavePlus,
- NACO Initiatives - National Association of Counties (NACO) initiatives related to health care, justice, environment, training, infrastructure, etc.
- OpenISES - Open source software for use by local government Emergency Response Teams.
- Open Justice Broker -A revolutionary open source approach to justice department information sharing between states.
- OpenPublic - An open-source, content management system (CMS) based on Drupal and tailored to the needs of government.
- Open Senate & Open Legislation - A New York State open source initiative involving the use of a series of open source solutions.
- OpenTreeMap - An open source software tool for inventorying and mapping the location of trees in urban communities.
- Sahana Foundation - Open source software projects that help in disaster response coordination
between governments, aid organizations, civil society and victims.
- Smarter Planet, Smarter Government, & Smarter Cities - Informative web site with forums, projects, technologies, solutions, best practices, & lessons learned.
* Other potential free & open source solutions for local governments to use can be found on COSI Open Education and COSI Open Health web sites. Also, check out TED Talks: On Innovation & the Power of Cities
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