Our new Open Data website at data.cityoforlando.net is now live. The website is part of our continued efforts to increase government transparency and spark economic development.
With the tools embedded on the new site, residents, business owners and City staff will be able to easily access and run simple analysis and visualizations of select data sets. The site will also allow web developers the ability to build their own applications using that data.
By publishing data on our Open Data site, we plan to drive internal efficiency, develop opportunities for economic development, enhance community engagement, build community trust and fuel our civic tech ecosystem.
The new site is another step towards our Digital City Hall initiative, focused on providing better access to municipal services, and continues our efforts to promote transparency including with the Orlando Police Department.
Under the leadership of Chief John Mina, OPD has become the only agency in Florida participating in the White House Police Data Initiative, which looks to build community trust through transparency and data sharing.
Now, OPD is one of the only departments in the nation to do exactly what President Obama asked when he created the Task Force on 21st Century Policing last year: put incident-level, response to resistance data online in an easy to use format that’s accessible to the public.
In addition to the response to resistance data, the site contains historical OPD crime data and calls for service. This allows residents to easily understand police activity and crime data for their neighborhood.
We like to think of this launch as a public preview of the data site because we will continue to expand the amount of data we are providing and we want to give residents and web developers an opportunity to interact with the data and provide feedback on how the we can improve the Open Data website.
Data included in the Open Data Public Preview:
Trash,Yard Waste and Recycling Routes
Building Permits Issued
Business Tax Receipts Issued
OPD Response to Resistance
Maps of Commissioner Districts, Neighborhoods, City Limits
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor