OpenGov Navigation Tips

OpenGov allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface.
  • You'll notice the Report Title you are viewing in the top left corner.
  • Click on Saved on the left-hand side to view a list of common or favorite views on each report
  • Select Filter to display key menus
  • You can use the Show drop-down to see the data that is of most interest to you.
  • Use the Broken Down By drop-down to specify the category by which you would like to organize the data in your chart or graph.
  • Select the Filtered By option to view the data filters. These filters will allow you select exactly which data you want to include, or exclude, from your graph or chart.
  • Use the Search function within each filter to find exactly what you are looking for.
There are five different types of visual representations of the data:
  • A stacked line graph to visualize overall trends over time.
  • A line graph overlaying each trend over time.
  • A pie chart to view percentage breakdowns by year.
  • A stacked percentage graph to see percentage changes over time
  • A bar chart comparing trends and percentage breakdowns over time.
Below any chart or graph, you can view a Table detailing the financial information in the visualization above.

Use the Help drop-down in the top right corner to:
  • View a short How-To Guide with tips on navigating the platform.
  • Recall the Welcome Screen.
  • View a short Budget 101 primer with basic information on multi-fund accounting.
  • Contact the administrators of the account.
Use the Share drop-down in the top right corner to:
  • Share your customized graph or chart through social media.
  • Send a link to your customized graph or chart through email.
Use the Download drop-down in the top right corner to:
  • Download an image of the graph or table as a .png file.
  • Download a spreadsheet as a .csv file.