City of Phila. Open Data Dashboard

Posted by City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology on November 23, 2021
In 2020, the City conducted a survey for feedback on the open data program. Users indicated wanting an easier way to track new data releases, as well as be able to see when a previously released dataset has been updated. To address this need, as well as provide an easy way for open data users to track our progress on other key measures, the City built the Open Data Dashboard.
The dashboard highlights key metrics raised in the survey including:
  • the number of datasets automated to ensure fresh data;
  • the number of new datasets released (“Completed”);
  • the number of datasets with a visualization;
  • the datasets that we are in the process of releasing (“In Progress”) and those next up for release (“Queued”), as well as those that are backlogged
  • metrics related to datasets identified by the Sunlight Foundation as high-value
  • and metrics on the use of the City’s open data in the U.S. and beyond.
The City included several filters so that you can explore by year, department, release type or search for a specific dataset. We hope you find this dashboard useful and easy to use. Please spread the word about this tool by sharing it with others, and retweeting the announcement. For more information, you can read a blogpost describing the goals of the dashboard.

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