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I think having separate datasets for each year would probably be the easiest for users of your site. I work with lots of government data portals, and the norm tends to be to have a new dataset each year. It does add a bit of complexity technically, in that a new dataset has to be created each year, but it is much easier for the average citizen to browse this ...


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A quick an easy way to provide open access to your scraped data would be pushing it to GitHub or another easily accessible online repo in a text format (CSV/TSV or JSON if it's less structured -- this would also allow you to add timestamps for when data was scraped) and update it automatically. Without an explicit license to publish the data it may not be ...


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Data obtained through FOIA is open data. Before it was attained, I would argue that it is not, as it was not being released. Data previously published on a government website was and still is in the public domain and open data. There maybe tiny exceptions here regarding privacy issues, etc., so think through what you are going to republish, but again, it ...


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If you're interested in seeing how some other large cities are publishing their data, here's a few examples of large cities' organization pages on data.world. Hope this helps! https://data.world/san-diego https://data.world/cityofaustin


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