Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions can share data through the Spokane Open Data Portal. There is no cost for sharing information with us. If you’d like to share, here’s what you’ll need to know about the process and your responsibilities:
Give us a call. We like to start the process with an initial conversation to learn more about your organization and the kind of data you’re looking to share. We’d also like to hear your suggestions for how the data can be used.
Complete a data deposit agreement and return it to us. Please be sure that the person signing the agreement has proper authorization to enter into an agreement on behalf of their organization. To enable the broadest use of your organization’s data, you may want to place the data in the public domain with a Creative Commons cc0 Public Domain Dedication. If you’d like to retain copyright while allowing others to re-use data, other options within the Creative Commons licensing family, such as the Creative Commons Attribution license may be a choice to consider.
Share a high resolution digital logo for use on the data portal’s “by publisher” page. A recommended size is 189 x 189 pixels. Most common graphics file formats (gif, jpg, etc) are acceptable.
Share a brief description of your organization that will be included on the open data portal.