OpenDataPhilly is a portal that provides access to more than 300 data sets, applications, and APIs related to the Philadelphia region. Built by Azavea, a Philadelphia-based geospatial software firm, OpenDataPhilly is based on the idea that providing free and easy access to data information encourages better and more transparent government and a more engaged and knowledgeable citizenry.
OpenDataPhilly includes both municipal and non-municipal data and enables users to search for and locate data sets based on keyword and category searches. For each data set, application, or API, we’ve included accompanying information about the origins, update frequency, and other specifics of the data. The record for each data source also includes links for downloading the data or accessing the application or API.
What do you think of OpenDataPhilly? Let us know your ideas and suggestions for the site at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Azavea is an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development firm specializing in the creation of location-based web and mobile solutions, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making. Azavea is a certified B Corporation that applies geographic data and technology to promote the emergence of more dynamic, vibrant, and sustainable communities.
The City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of the information technology infrastructure, where the services provided are advanced, optimized, and responsive to the needs of the City of Philadelphia’s businesses, residents and visitors.
Temple University School of Media and Communication is a leader in advancing the role of communication in public life. This mission is pursued by educating students for leadership careers in communication and media, through advancing research and creative activity in these fields, and by serving the public need for free and open communication. The school's Center for Public Interest Journalism has been managing the OpenDataPhilly web site since the re-launch in early 2015.
Technical.ly Philly is a news site covering the community of people who use technology in Philadelphia. They also operate sister media sites in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Delaware, and Washington DC.
The Philadelphia Geek Awards named Open Data Philly the 2015 Web Project of the Year.
OpenDataPhilly was recognized as Best Government/Citizen Collaboration and Best Open Data Platform in the 2011 GovFresh Awards.
GovFresh focuses on government-citizen collaboration and the GovFresh Awards are meant to honor "the most innovative citizen and city and local government technology projects of the year." Entries for the awards were submitted and voted upon by the general public. A group of judges then reviewed the top vote-getters in each category to select a winner.
We are pleased and excited that OpenDataPhilly was recognized in the 2011 GovFresh Awards. Thank you to all for your ongoing support!
The William Penn Foundation provided part of the funding for collaboration features in the original OpenDataPhilly data catalog in 2011
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided part of the funding for the redevelopment of the data catalog in 2015.
Azavea provided the balance of the funding to develop both the original web site and the new version in 2015.