(Councils of Governments are also known as aka "planning districts" or "regional councils.")

(Note: Below are notes in outline form. It remains to flesh this out into a proper section.)


  • councils, including geodata of their boundaries


Councils of governments can be really powerful methods for aggregating data. Their members frequently need to share data with one another. Often the councils require data from their members in order to function. This makes them an ideal organization to promote the value of open data to local governments, and to push them to produce it, so that they may work more efficiently.


Domain experts who are interested in open data and who might be willing to talk to you.

  • Bob Gradeck, of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership