New Website: OpenDataPhilly.org

Posted on May 09, 2011

City unveils new website for government, civic data

The City of Philadelphia has announced the debut of a new website that promises to open the often obscure statistics of government and other aspects of civic life to all.

OpenDataPhilly.org is a new site developed by software firm Azavea.

Azavea project manager Tamara Manik-Perelman says that It promises to be a home for a diverse array of data sources, from city finance records to arts calendars to, perhaps, the locations of great food trucks.

“Centralizing everything in one place makes it easier for sort of your average citizen who’s engaged and motivated to get involved, but doesn’t necessarily have those skills to get the information that they need,” she said.

Many of the data sets on the site are already available to a savvy user of search engine. What’s unique about the site is its catalog of data tools focused on Philadelphia.

To view the site, go here.

http://www.opendataphilly.org/


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