John O'Connor
Master's thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015.
Publication year: 2015

This paper studies the user bases of two large open data initiatives in the United States in order to determine a profile of the users of open data services. Survey data from Open Raleigh (Raleigh, NC) and DataSF (San Francisco, CA) are used in combination to determine demographics of open data users. Discussion includes implications of demographics on the future of open data initiatives and whether the demographics as they exist today are acceptable for programs funded by the public at large.