Maryland's open data portal now has a Twitter handle - Technical.ly Baltimore

Civic

May 13, 2019 2:04 pm

Maryland’s open data portal now has a Twitter handle

Follow @datamaryland for updates on when new datasets become available.

Maryland's Council on Open Data in 2015.

(Photo courtesy of State of Maryland)

On the heels of a new URL and redesign, Maryland’s open data portal is now adding tweets to the digital mix.

The state’s Department of Information and Technology (DoIT) said Monday that it’s launching a new Twitter account: Follow @datamaryland.

With the Twitter presence, DoIT will provide updates on when new datasets have been uploaded to the portal, as well as other #opendata communications from the state government.

“Social media is a great tool to quickly disseminate information to the public and we are excited about the opportunity to use Twitter to increase public awareness regarding the Open Data Portal,” said DoIT Secretary Michael G. Leahy. “The Open Data Portal increases transparency and will continue to provide users with access to new and exciting state government data sets.”

The state’s open data portal houses more than 1,300 public datasets. In March, it got some updates with an eye toward improving user experience and “story features” that combine visualizations and narrative content.

Companies: State of Maryland
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Gov. Hogan creates CISO position for State of Maryland

Maryland is testing digital license plates

TEDCO CEO George Davis plans to resign

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Building a data acquisition system? Don’t make this mistake

Baltimore

Galley

Marketing Brand Ambassador

Apply Now
Baltimore

BurnAlong

Sales Representative

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Customer Success Associate

Apply Now

A trio of Baltimore institutions are forming partnerships with Baxter International

Maryland, UK’s Midlands Engine partner on life sciences

These tools have data on MTA transit performance

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How SmartLogic accelerated these startups’ product growth trajectories

Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Developer

Apply Now
Annapolis Junction, MD

Asymmetrik

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

Apply Now
Annapolis Junction, MD

Asymmetrik

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!