Access Land is a coalition of 50+ organizations committed to increasing access to our America's public land through Open Data.
Open Data is important. It's the reason you can access weather data on your phone, see bus timetables in Google Maps, and search through all flights in one place. We want your parks to be just as accessible.
Open Data empowers entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to build applications that better connect the public to their land. By reaching a wider and more diverse demographic, visitation to our parks will rise, boosting revenue and ensuring the future relevance and sustainability of our public lands. Open Data is the key to inspiring the next generation of park supporters.
Historic Wins for CA and Federal Government: Due to widespread public support the Federal Government and California State Parks now require open data standards in their reservation contracts — now it's time to bring Open Data to your state.
Learn more about how you can join the movement below!
1. Join Access Land
You can sign up for our mailing list below, and if you would like to list your organization as a supporter, please email your logo to email@example.com.
2. Contact your State Park Director
Call or email your local State Park Director and request that Open Data be a required component of their next reservation contract. (Contact details below.)
3. Request an appointment with an open data expert
If you work at a park agency and want to learn more, simply fill in this form and we’re happy to talk through the latest policies and your options.
4. Read open data language created by the Federal Government and CA State Parks
Find the exact relevant language from both RFPs here.