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Pittsburgh Takes Property Data Visualization to the Next Level

Not all property data maps are created equal.
July 26, 2017, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"To aid its neighborhood-level transformation and make its property data truly accessible to practitioners and residents alike, today the City of Pittsburgh unveiled Burgh’s Eye View: Parcels — the latest in its popular series of 'one stop shop' maps for viewing and interacting with the city’s data," according to an article by Robert Burack.

"The Parcels map allows public users to view, by neighborhood, delinquent properties, city-owned properties, and properties in a tax abatement program," adds Burack. "Users can also view information about any specific parcel, including type of owner, property class, sale information, county land value, and liens and tax delinquencies."

Though some of the data was previously included on the city's open data platform, Burgh's Eye View: Parcels includes a couple of new data sets and Burack reports that the new map represents a major upgrade in user experience. The idea that open data platforms are currently limited by difficulties in accessibility and user experience also drove Esri's recent launch of the ArcGIS Hub. For another example of cities moving their open data to a more user-friendly platform, see also Cincinnati's CincyInsights dashboard.

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Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Data-Smart City Solutions
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