Mapping Your City's Open Data

A YOUR CITY'S OPEN DATA Your city's data is becoming easier to find, validate and use, and is available for many different categories of information. representational data only not for offclal use A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE DATA: We'll Have But Will it Be YOUR CITY'S OPEN DATA MAP Your city requires that its departments publish their Open data through a single What patterns wil emerge in terms of: • Who is publishing? · What are they publishing? Your city's data portal offers over 15 categories of data, each supported by 1-8 city departments. Data: web portal Open Šeason? Department Key How does your city categorize its data? This data map shows: In order to deliver the many different services your city requires, your city has many different departments. Departments that are publishing data का। To simpity the vast types of information your city has defined a set of information categories The categories of information that the Copt En Se Ou Ed departments publish Categories are a user's map to finding the data that users seek for application development, policy analysis, and many othe uses Lnnhnte Anktatian Ca • The size, by number of data sets, that each department contributes to a category Butnet Ps As use cases evolve, it is likely that the categories wil as well DATA PORTAL • Each category is shown as a stream of departmental publishers that feeds into a pool of category information within the portal Category Key Data Set Size Key Finding, validating and using city information: How will this evolve? 50 Stage 1 Not long ago, auser of city data had to separately approach multiple departments in order to obtain city data Mutiple Feeds Fower Publshers Linted Daa Muscle Formats 12 • 15 wd t procoun dtent a Categories by Department Distribution of Categories by Department Most categories hve more than two departmental publishers Today, this is simplifed by having a citywide data poital where departments publish crganyd >5 teand Stage 2 Sestablity As more departments pubish to a catrgory the scope and quantity of the data will nuturatiy increuse Neines and loonic helk Sality anpoten pod f their data Singe Poral Mcle Publishers Evoing Duta Mutcle Fomats s oft In the early stages of this data portal consistency of the source and format of data in each category will be an issue. However, as the number of departmental publishers increase for each categorit is more likely that the category will feture 3-5 Se Sod Sevin Mn Ma eda diferent data formats and structures that S21 will have to be reconciled and vaidated by the end user Ppetn 1-2 tydepet d erf Wone han In the future, each category of data will eventually have fewer and better publishers as city departments consolidate publishing roles based on their Departments by Category Top 10 Publishing Departments Stage 3 Some departments are lly providing information asaservice provider AL Degatat of ledackog A2 Degarstaf an AL. C Oenge at AM Dr etf It AS Pnd Reorten 70 core mission. Sngle Porta. racher than a content owner, over time the duta 54 Consolideted Publishers Robust Data sets may be pubshed by other providers whose bypicat content matches the cacegory New York City may also choose to evaluate the importance of data based on hypothetical use cases, and the Ukely ease (or the Lack of ease) of comparing and validating data sets across multiple departmental publishers Consolidated Formats и Although some depatments (eg Education) show a Large number of daca sets, in many cases these data sets ane just subsets by borough or ghic or a tanger data set wide A. Cty Paning AR teOwnipt leal AR. Comemer Ai 20 Dest score) A Eiethotectien

Mapping Your City's Open Data

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If your city is one of the many cities who have opened the data from their departments and agencies to the public, what next? This infographic is a template for mapping two important pieces of inform...


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