Article - State Government
(a) In this subtitle
the following words have the meanings indicated.
means the Council on Open Data.
(c) (1) “Data”
means final versions of statistical or factual information that:
(i) are in alphanumeric
or geospatial form reflected in a list, table, graph, chart, map,
or other nonnarrative format that can be digitally transmitted or
(ii) are regularly
created or maintained by or on behalf of a governmental entity; and
(iii) record a
measurement, transaction, or determination or provide information
on government services, initiatives, and resources related to the
mission of the covered governmental entity.
does not include draft versions of statistical or factual information
that are used for internal analysis by a governmental entity.
portal” means a Web site where governmental entities can post
data sets and other data as identified by the Council.
set” means a named collection of related records maintained
on a storage device, with the collection containing data organized
or formatted in a specific or prescribed way.
entity” means a State or local entity.
(g) (1) “Local
entity” means a county, municipal corporation, bicounty or multicounty
agency, public authority, special taxing district, or other political
subdivision or unit of a political subdivision of this State.
entity” includes boards of education and library boards that
receive funding from the State.
and geographic information systems portal” means a Web site
(1) data regarding
services provided by and policy initiatives of governmental entities;
(2) other data
provided in geospatial form as identified by the Council.
(i) (1) “Open
data” means data that, consistent with any applicable laws,
rules, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, policies, or other restrictions
including requirements or rights associated with the data, a State
(i) has collected;
(ii) is permitted,
required, or able to make available to the public.
data” includes contractual or other legal orders, restrictions,
data” does not include data that if made public would:
(i) violate another
law or regulation that prohibits the data from being made public;
(ii) endanger the
public health, safety, or welfare;
(iii) hinder the
operation of government, including criminal and civil investigations;
(iv) impose an
undue financial, operational, or administrative burden on a State
(v) disclose proprietary
or confidential information.
data portal” means a mapping and geographic information systems
portal or data portal.
entity” means a department, a board, a commission, an agency,
or a subunit in the Executive Branch of State government.