July 2016: City of Milwaukee adopts Open Data Policy [pdf]
GOAL of making all data available in a "in a structured standardized machine readable format to improve provision of services, increase transparency and access to public information, and enhance coordination and efficiencies among departments, partner organizations and citizens."
UWM Libraries and DH Lab held a workshop on Milwaukee Data on October 25, 2016.
Data: statistical, factual, quantitative, or qualitative information maintained or created by or on behalf of a City department
Open Data: data that is available online, in an open format, with no legal encumbrances on use or reuse, and is available for all to access and download in full without fees [or a requirement of registration]