Reasons to publish data
Improve access to data
DataSF provides a platform so that departments can share data with each other. It also makes it easier to share data with the public. This can increase public participation and trust in government.
Inspire new ideas and services
City departments can inspire each other by sharing creative ways they have used data. Having access to data can also make it easier for the tech community to create useful civic tools.
Simplify Sunshine Requests
Open data makes it easier and quicker to respond to Sunshine Ordinance data requests.
Change how we use, share, or consume data
Using data, we can improve our services and make decisions in how we run the government.
Administrative Code: Chapter 22D
Read San Francisco's Administrative Code goals for the City's Open Data Program.