Saturday, July 22, 2017

Montgomery County locks residents out of "open data" on crime

For the last 3 days, any attempt to review crime data on the Montgomery County Open Data website has resulted in a password screen popping up instead of the data. The screen demands the user log-in, which is not supposed to be required to use the "open data" site. I've noticed that other crime websites which use the data feeds from the County have not been able to display MoCo crime data from those days, either. Fail number two? A search for the term, "crime," on the site gets zero results. Another "open data" debacle for County Councilmember Hans Riemer.