Open Data

January 3, 2018, 9am PST
The mapping community was sad to learn this week that the Mapzen open source mapping platform would cease operation at the end of the month. Many of Mapzen's open source tools will live on, for those that now how to use them.
Mapzen
December 13, 2017, 7am PST
Transport for London is forging ahead on several projects to collect and use more rider data. One initiative draws on WiFi connections to map users' paths through the London Underground.
DW.com
November 27, 2017, 6am PST
The city of Pittsburgh's Open Data project recently released a progress report to commemorate its first two years in operation.
Data-Smart City Solutions
July 26, 2017, 2pm PDT
Not all property data maps are created equal.
Data-Smart City Solutions
July 22, 2017, 11am PDT
A new CincyInsights dashboard shows recycling participation rates all over the city.
City of Cincinnati
July 14, 2017, 10am PDT
The potential of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to redefine mapping and modeling will be on display in the city of Dublin, Ireland, after NYU researchers released the largest ever LiDAR data set.
TechCrunch
July 14, 2017, 6am PDT
Open data that no one knows how to use is hardly open at all. A new platform from Esri aims to improve the situation.
CityLab
March 21, 2017, 6am PDT
An online tool released three weeks ago by the Chicago Federal Reserve allows a more nuanced comparison between peer cities.
Forbes
February 17, 2017, 6am PST
Greater Greater Washington likes what it sees from the District Mobility data portal.
Greater Greater Washington
September 29, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that Chapel Hill has joined the ranks of cities around the country in launching on online platform to share its data, it's up to citizens to make the most of the opportunity.
Daily Tarheel
August 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Chief Innovative Technology Officer of Los Angeles, Peter Marx, recently stepped down. But first, he offers some lessons learned during his tenure, which included an L.A. mobility app and a successful open data initiative.
The Planning Report.
June 3, 2016, 6am PDT
A new guide helps communities set up groups that can help analyze their neighborhood data and put it to good use.
Next City
May 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A collaboration between Deloitte, Datawheel, and MIT has produced an intuitive aesthetically-pleasing gathering point for public data in the United States. Specific locations and industries boast easy-to-read profiles.
CityLab
March 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "TOD Calculator" developed by a Chicago non-profit promises to deliver quantifiable, digestible data on the community impacts of transit-oriented development.
Data-Smart City Solutions
March 23, 2016, 10am PDT
Open data could be a powerful tool for understanding and managing drought conditions in California, and the state is preparing to release an initial 20 datasets with plans for more.
techwire
March 11, 2016, 10am PST
The recently released U.S. States Open Data Census discovered that the overwhelming majority of states have a lot of work to do in opening their data to the public.
Government Technology
March 10, 2016, 9am PST
Containing more than 500 open datasets, GeoHub lets users access the wealth of data Los Angeles makes available. The tool is also intended to help employees from different city departments work together.
Next City
February 27, 2016, 7am PST
OpenGrid gathers together Chicago's open data, letting users specify areas of focus on a map of the city. Users can also overlay different datasets on the same map.
Chicago Magazine
January 29, 2016, 8am PST
It makes sense that the transit agency serving the Silicon Valley would be one of the first to adopt a formal open data policy.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
October 25, 2015, 5am PDT
With so many potential sources of data with which to analyze traffic behaviors and real-time conditions, University of Toronto engineers have created an online portal that could one day help drive a system populated with autonomous cars.
U of T Engineering News