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Open San Diego launches Flashlight to improve public access to government information

San Diego Citybeat’s Dave Maass is leading a project to help San Diegans obtain public records and other data from government agencies. Produced under the Open San Diego umbrella, it’s called Flashlight:

Open San Diego Flashlight is basically a big collection of bookmarks for San Diego’s enterprising community of journalists, researchers, citizen watchdogs, muckrakers and data nerds. This site contains hundreds of links to free databases, maps, records, archives and searches—each tagged and categorized for quick, convenient access.

This FishbowlLA story takes a look at Flashlight along with a similar “Fishbowl” endeavor being undertaken by the LA Times: Southern California Papers Helping Wage Public Records Transparency War.

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