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PolicyCo: Collaborative, Open Source, Policymaking Platform and CommunityPolicyCo is a collaborative policy platform co-designed with government over 5 years. We're now growing a global collaborative community of policymaking citizens and public servants by making our processes and software as accessible as possiblehttps://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/policyco-collaborative-open-source-policymaking-platform-and-community/Matt Cooperrider
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OpenFOIA: An open source Freedom of Information (FOI) management tool for state and local governmentWe'll develop an open source tool that state and local governments can use to manage and fulfill Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. We'll provide a public-facing interface, a back-office FOI request management system, and a document repository.

https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/openfoia-an-open-source-freedom-of-information-foi-management-tool-for-state-and-local-government/Greg Willson
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Making Meetings MatterPublic meetings are important, but our tools to promote them are stuck in a previous age. By changing how people discover meetings through new web tools and data, we’ll empower communities to be more involved in local decision-making.

https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/making-meetings-matter/Frank Hebbert
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DemocracyMapDemocracyMap is a simple website that allows people to find and contact all the governing bodies and elected officials that represent them from the most local office to the national level.https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/democracymap/Philip AshlockCheck out the @DemocracyMap entry for the @knightfdn #NewsChallenge. Knowing all your reps & local gov is so critical http://kng.ht/ZI9Q7D
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govSee - The Government Structure Visualization WikigovSee is Google Earth for Government Org Charts. We provide a platform that allows citizens to quickly navigate the complex structures of government, stopping along the way to see names, faces, bios, and links for people at every level.https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/govsee-the-government-structure-visualization-wiki/Chris Whong
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Plan In A BoxAn open source website template, bringing together many essential tools that smaller towns need to communicate and gather public input for local planning projects.https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/plan-in-a-box-excellent-websites-for-neighborhood-projects./Frank Hebbert
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Pediacities - building dot.communitiesGovernment is one of the largest producers and consumers of Data. Open Data — data about us, for us, and paid by us, is now being released by forward-looking governments. From this, create a standards-based Open Data Commons and stop the balkanization of Open Data. Let's do it one city at a time, starting right here in NYC, and not only have a Developer API, but a Citizen API as well - an Answering People Interface.https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/pediacities-building-dot.communities/Joel NatividadCheck out @pediacities in the @knightfdn #NewsChallenge. Rivers of #opendata to build Digital Cities of our Future. http://kng.ht/10ZemUd
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Civic Information Starter KitsCivic Information Starter Kits are open hardware and software packages for citizen-led environmental data collection supported by a “Small Data” platform for analysis and advocacy.https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/civic-information-starter-kits-open-hardware-for-government-accountabilityLiz Barry / Public LabCheck out the @PublicLab entry to the @knightfdn #newschallenge! kng.ht/WzsJw0 ow.ly/i/1I9bj
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OpenGovernment.org - a WeThePeople for state, city, and local governmentsOpenGovernment.org is a free & open-source website for question-and-answer with elected officials and petitions. We seek to roll out "OG" nationally as a not-for-profit "WeThePeople" - for all 50 U.S. states and hundreds more U.S. city governments.
https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/opengovernment.org-a-wethepeople-for-state-city-and-local-governments/David Moore
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A citizen-powered wayfinding platform, on and offline.Walk [Your City] grows our original guerrilla wayfinding project into an on & offline pedestrian platform that captures citizen interest in walkability, fosters engagement & encourages action while helping cities relate to & learn from citizens.

https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/an-offline-online-citizen-powered-wayfinding-platform-/Matt Tomasulo
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