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.
Up to this point, OpenDataPhilly has relied on pro bono support from single organizations (Azavea and Element 84); in the long run, we seek to grow the project’s community of contributors in order to improve its resilience and sustainability, while still maintaining its regional character. We invite you to explore further and start contributing:
How to Contribute:
- Join our Element chat
- Visit our GitHub to explore and contribute to codebase
Element 84 is a women-owned software development firm that builds ambitious web applications and cloud services engineered for high scalability. We work with public and private sector clients to create systems that help solve problems
and answer big questions about our health, our infrastructure, and our changing planet. We have over a decade of experience helping satellite operators, universities, and organizations like NASA and the USGS create systems, software, and user experiences that make their data more actionable and accessible.
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.
- The Philadelphia Geek Awards named Open Data Philly the 2015 Web Project of the Year.
- The Philadelphia Geek Awards honor outstanding achievements in Philadelphia’s vibrant geek community, hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences and Geekadelphia.
- 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.
- 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 and has paid for maintenance and hosting since then.
By accessing or using data made available on OpenDataPhilly, the user agrees to all the terms and conditions stated below.
- OpenDataPhilly is not responsible for the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of any of the data sets, applications, or APIs linked to on OpenDataPhilly.org.
- The creator of the data sets, applications, and APIs retain any copyright or intellectual property restrictions they have placed on the data sets, applications, or APIs.
- The OpenDataPhilly team reserves the right to remove any data sets, applications, or APIs from the catalog at any time without prior notice.
- When creating new applications, visualizations, or other projects based on the data in OpenDataPhilly, the user may not use any trademark, emblem, logo, or statement implying the endorsement of the original creator of the data set, application, or API unless the creator has agreed to that endorsement.
- The user assumes sole responsibility for any applications, visualizations, or other projects created using data found on OpenDataPhilly. The OpenDataPhilly team and the creator of the original data source have no legal responsibility or indemnity for projects created using this data.