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Fort Collins Makes Data More Accessible Than Ever with OpenBook and OpenData

Released on Monday, July 30, 2018
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With the goal of creating an open, honest and transparent local government, the City of Fort Collins is proud to introduce OpenBook, the City’s new spending transparency tool, and OpenData, the City’s updated data portal.

The portal and transparency tool provide easy access to open data and information, which residents are encouraged to use to ignite innovation, promote collaboration and inform decision making.

“OpenBook and OpenData are valuable resources and tools for any citizen looking to learn more about local government or leverage data to improve the quality of life in Fort Collins,” said Tim Campbell, the City’s new Open Data Administrator. “This project is right in line with the City’s value of being a transparent organization.”

The City started OpenBook in 2008 by posting spending data online and continued its transparency initiative with basic datasets on a range of topics, now called OpenData. The new OpenBook has a highly-visual interface to assist residents in understanding how the City spends their tax dollars. OpenData is home to interactive tools, metrics, charts and data from specific groups within the City. Moving forward, the City will continue to add to and grow OpenData with the aim of providing as much useful and up-to-date data as possible.

For more information and to explore the data available to anyone visit and