Open data and open government demand more than datasets. Making data effective requires that we explain what the data means and measures, while making it easy to make connections and understand the information in context. Dynamic open data helps citizens and stakeholders understand what the data means, helps them select what is meaningful, and provides mechanisms for contributing back — that is what makes the data dynamic.

The Civic Dynamics Platform (CDP) is a proven, open-source, turnkey software framework for managing and publishing open, dynamic community data. CDP combines best-of-class open-source software components with open-source documentation. Our open-source implementation methodologies and tools empower local governments and related organizations to manage dynamic open data portals on their own -- all within tight local budgets. See our NOW or Peg showcases, or view the NOW video.

The platform has its own content management system and can optionally be customized to create a Web or mobile interface of your choosing or to capture the look-and-feel of existing portals. This flexibility is due to CDP's tight integration with Drupal 7 and our point-and-click theming and set-up tools. You can operate CDP on its own or combine it with other local government Web portal uses.

The basic scope of CDP also works as an effective front-end to community indicator systems or integrated analytical frameworks, proven in the domains of sustainability, economic development, and community involvement.

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