With Data.gov and other U.S. federal government data sites under threat to go dark due to budget cuts, we consider why so many federal geospatial efforts fail to thrive. Is it just money? Or is it too many disjoint projects? Lack of marketing? Poor business plans? Our editors tease out some possible reasons and suggest some possible solutions going forward.
Geospatial Platform News
S is for Semantics: Data.gov shutdown is my fault
Beth Simone Noveck: Why Cutting E-Gov Funding Threatens American Jobs
Watchdog knocks Obama administration on transparency - The Hill's Hillicon Valley
Data.gov website added section on earthquake and nuclear radiation data in wake of Japan disaster -- Government Computer News
As Data.gov Goes Dark, 50 Startups Prepare to Take its Place | Smart Data Collective
Alexander Howard: Congress Weighs Deep Cuts to Funding for Federal Open Government Data Platforms
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Momentum Building To Avert Budget Technopocalypse - Sunlight Foundation
Budget Technopocalypse Deepens: Transparency Sites Will Go Dark In A Few Months - Sunlight Foundation
Federal News Radio 1500 AM: OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May
Update: Data.gov to Go Dark Due to Budget Cuts - All Points Blog
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