Socrata and Fort Worth Announce an Innovative Open Data Partnership

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Cloud Software Company Will Implement an Open Data Platform for the Texas City to Boost the Quality of Life

Socrata (, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, announced the launch of a pilot open data project with the City of Fort Worth (Texas).

Socrata will support Fort Worth’s efforts to boost quality of life for its constituents by supporting civic developer activities through a newly established open data portal. The organizations are focused on providing automated updates for large datasets during the pilot, with the ultimate goal of creating an adopting an open data policy.

These efforts will be instrumental in engaging the coding community for Fort Worth’s open data program and creating a rich ecosystem.

“We’re thrilled that Fort Worth has chosen Socrata,” says Kevin Merritt, Founder and CEO of Socrata. “This is a city that’s going to truly take advantage of open data, and, together, we’re going to help create three-dimensional government that moves away from being just a service dispensary.”

Adds Betsy Price, Mayor of Forth Worth: “Our city is determined to go big with open data, because it improves the quality of life for our citizens and communities. We believe that technology is the way that 21st century government becomes innovative and truly responsive to people, and we’re pleased to have Socrata as our partner to help fulfill our mission.”

About Socrata

Socrata, the open data market leader, is the cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to public sector data for the most innovative organizations around the world, including the cities of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Eindhoven; the states of New York, Illinois and Texas; US Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the UN and the World Bank. Socrata’s solutions – including the recently launched Open Data Network™ which unleashes the full potential of government data to help drive connected communities around the world – assist government leaders in improving transparency, modernizing citizen access to information and bringing data into every decision, all with unprecedented speed and cost savings. Delivered as turnkey services, Socrata’s technologies unlock data trapped in enterprise silos, mobilize and transform it into useful information that everyone can easily access, visualize, share and reuse. To learn more about Socrata, visit

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