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Open Data

July 6, 2019, 11am PDT
With so many new mobility options available in cities, mobility as a service (MaaS) platforms have a lot of work to do for a lot of people. Development is still catching up to the scope of the endeavor.
Smart Cities Dive
May 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has launched its first public dashboards to track its operations and initiatives.
Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans
April 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The ChiSreetWork website, which updates the location of street repairs and was originally intended for internal use at City Hall, is now publicly available in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
April 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Data geeks in Chicago will get the first chance to crunch detailed data on transportation network company trips in their city.
Streetsblog Chicago
Feature
December 19, 2018, 7am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the most useful and innovative websites by and for planners (and every person interested in planning).
James Brasuell and Chris Steins
September 19, 2018, 7am PDT
Finding the right data in an ocean of open data takes some Googling.
Government Technology
June 25, 2018, 2pm PDT
These days, cities are expected to make the most of open data and spatial visualization technologies.
Smart Cities Dive
February 27, 2018, 8am PST
The city of Nashville launched the NashView interactive data map earlier this month.
Smart Cities Dive
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