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311 Service and Information Requests

This represents all service and information requests since December 8th, 2014 submitted to Philly311 via the 311 mobile application, calls, walk-ins, emails, the 311 website or social media.

Please note that this is a very large dataset. Unless you are comfortable working with APIs, we recommend using the visualization to explore the data.

If you are comfortable with APIs, you can also use the API links to access this data. You can learn more about how to use the API at Carto’s SQL API site and in the CARTO guide in the section on making calls to the API.**

Aerial Photography

Data includes aerial photography of the City of Philadelphia.

Air Quality Index Days

Number of bad AQI (air quality index) days, dating back to 1990.

AMS Latest Air Quality Sensor Readings

The latest air quality sensor readings managed by the Air Management Systems (AMS) division of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH)

ARCHIVED: 2007-2015 Litter Index

The datasets below have been archived and will not receive further updates, but remain available for reference. The up-to-date and more comprehensive Litter Index is available here and will be updated annually going forward. For those conducting analysis using Litter Index data, please be advised that the survey design between the 2007- 2015 data is vastly different from the 2017 data, so it would not make sense to compare the two.

The Litter Index is used to compare the relative cleanliness of different areas of the city of Philadelphia.

ARCHIVED: Greenworks Metrics

The following datasets are no longer maintained and will not receive further updates. They remain available as a snapshot in time for the public to use.

Greenworks is an initiative of the Office of Sustainability that aims to make Philadelphia a sustainable city. Greenworks Philadelphia envisions a city where all Philadelphians:

*Have access to healthy, affordable, and sustainable food and drinking water. *Breath healthy air inside and outside. *Use clean, efficient, affordable energy. *Prepare for climate change and reduce carbon pollution. *Benefit from parks, trees, stormwater management, and healthy waterways. *Have access to safe, affordable, and low-carbon transportation. *Waste less and keep our neighborhoods clean. *Benefit from sustainability education, employment, and business opportunities.

Big Belly Waste Baskets (Trash Bins)

Big Belly brand waste baskets maintained/collected by the City of Philadelphia.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local PA

Buy Fresh, Buy Local is an online application that enables users to access locations and information on the network of PA local farmers and locally grown food products. Users enter an address or zipcode to explore relevant information (proximity, contact, hours of operation) of nearby farms, farmers markets, as well as restaurants, wineries/breweries, retail stores and other venues that feature seasonal and/or locally grown food products. Results are also displayed as interactive points on a map visualization. The application is maintained by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Free registration enables commenting, blogging, uploading recipes and other interactive features.

Census Block Groups

For matching and analyzing demographic data collected and compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey(ACS) to the geography of Census Block Group boundaries within the City of Philadelphia. These boundaries can change every ten years when the decennial census is conducted.

City Payments

This dataset includes checks and ACH (direct deposit) payments made by the City during the fiscal year, which runs from July 1st 2016 through June 31st 2017.

Please see full metadata to learn more detail about important notes to this data, such as:

  • This data cannot be compared with other financial and accounting reports released by the City.
  • Legal and security-sensitive data has been rolled up to the aggregate dataset.
  • This dataset does not include salary and benefits data or payments the City makes to fund the operations of the First Judicial District.
  • Vendors should use the vendor payment website, not this dataset, to track payments.

Combined Sewer Service Area

This layer is dissolved and queried from PWD’s internal sewer shed feature class named modelsheds. The polygons in this layer are catchments for sanitary, storm and/or combined sewer flows. These catchments are used in the hydraulic models. Data DevelopmentBase Modelsheds are maintained regularly and delineate waste water and stormwater and combined sewer catchments in Philadelphia. Storm water and waste water pipe flow are analyzed to delineate the shed boundaries.

Community Compost Network Site

Community compost network sites located throughout the City of Philadelphia.

Delaware River Basin 2070 Land Cover Forecast

DRB2070 Version 1.0 represents a baseline forecast of urban land cover in the Delaware River Basin (DRB) out to the year 2070. It was developed by the Delaware River Basin Land Use Dynamics Project at Shippensburg University. The forecasts were developed using a SLEUTH urban growth model for the 43 county region of the DRB over the 2001-2006 time period. The model was validated for the 2006-2011 time period. The modeling team used the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) urban classes to represent urban land cover as developed or not developed. The DRB was subdivided into eight modeling subregions in order to improve the quality of the modeling. Additional information is available at:

  • https://drbproject.org/drb2070-version-1/
  • https://drbproject.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/101/2017/03/DRB2070_v1.pdf - March 2017
  • https://drbproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DRB2070_v2.pdf - July 2017

FEMA Flood Plain

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) data clipped to Philadelphia.

Flood Hazard Zone Lines

Data developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with information from its Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database, capturing flood risk information and supporting data for Philadelphia County. Data consists of geo-referenced digital maps and attribute data. Risk classifications used in the data are: 1% annual-chance flood event; 0.2% annual-chance flood event; and areas of minimal flood risk.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Planning Parcels

PWD Parcels with fields added that help categorize parcels by Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Planning program and standardize ownership or ownership category and summarize impervious cover by surface type.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning Districts

District planning areas for Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management strategic planning.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Private Projects

Private Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project data in a tabular relational database. Location point data is digitized manually with a tracking number. Tabular data is queried and joined to point feature class before export to GEODB2 SDE databases.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Public Projects

Point and line geometric features representing planned and completed Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).

Heat Vulnerability by Census Tract

Describes heat vulnerability by census tract incorporating exposure and sensitivity indicators.

Historic Streams

Philadelphia streams as mapped by Charles Ellet in 1842 and Previous study of historic streams conducted by PWD.

Hydrology

Locations of surface water features (rivers, creeks, ponds, reservoirs) and water beneath city bridges and adjacent to city borders. Separate files are available for each waterbody (and watershed) in KML form, or as a whole in Shapefile form.

Impervious Surfaces

This is one of the planimetric coverages developed as part of the aerial survey project of 1996 and updated using new aerial photography collected between 25 March 2004 and 23 April 2004.

Indego Bike Share Stations

Data relating to the Indego BikeShare program, including station locations and the number of available bikes. More information about the program is available at: https://www.rideindego.com/about/data/

Indego Bike Share Trips

Data relating to the Indego BikeShare program, including station locations and the number of available bikes. More information about the program is available at: https://www.rideindego.com/about/data/

LandCare Program

The Philadelphia LandCare layer is an inventory of all vacant parcels that have received the “Clean and Green” stabilization treatment and are currently under maintenance contract with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, funded by the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development. Every spring and fall, additional vacant parcels are stabilized and then added to the maintenance inventory the following year. The parcels in this layer are based off the PARCEL_PWD layer, supplied by the Philadelphia Water Department.

Large Building Energy Benchmarking Data

This dataset contains annual building and performance data for those properties required to report. Property data is pulled from the Office of Property Assessment. Energy and water data is self-reported by building owners using the EPA Portfolio Manager tool. This data will be updated annually.

Leaf Collection Areas

To identify boundaries for City Leaf Collection Services.

Leaf Dropoff Sites

LiDAR-LAS data

LiDAR and LAS data was gathered for the City of Philadelphia in April 2008, April 2010 and April 2018.

Litter Index

The Litter Index is used to compare the relative cleanliness of different areas of the city of Philadelphia. This data will be updated annually.

Major Watersheds - Philadelphia

Polygon feature class representing major watersheds in Philadelphia. Data was developed originally from either USGS and the 2004 Sanborn DEM (digital elevation model) using ArcHydro watershed extraction tools. Major Watersheds are dissolved from subshed boundaries which reflect surface flow in relationship to stormwater inlets and outfalls.

Major Watersheds - Regional

Polygon feature class representing major watersheds in Philadelphia. Data was developed originally from either USGS and the 2004 Sanborn DEM (digital elevation model) using ArcHydro watershed extraction tools. Major Watersheds are dissolved from subshed boundaries which reflect surface flow in relationship to stormwater inlets and outfalls.

Municipal Waste Operations

Data includes point-locations and names of Municipal Waster Operations, or a PA Department of Environmental Protection primary facility type related to the Waste Management Municipal Waste Program. Related subtypes included are composting facilities, abandoned landfills, active landfills, and transfer stations. Originally released in 2006. Updated quarterly.

Neighborhood Energy Centers

DHCD supports the Energy Coordinating Agency’s (ECA) Neighborhood Energy Centers, through which residents can complete applications to seek bill payment assistance, learn how to conserve water, gas and electricity, and obtain energy counseling.

NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data

The purpose of this dataset is to record weather to help people get quick access to climate data. Additionally, this dataset is useful for background information or looking at yearly differences.

OpenMaps

Explore Philadelphia’s most popular open geographic data in one easy to use mapping tool. This tool was built by the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology’s CityGeo team.

PA Drain Pipes

Locations and attributes of drainage pipe structures that intersect with a state route

Parks and Recreation (PPR) Trails

Linear representation of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) trails. Not designed for networking.

Parks & Recreation Program Sites

Point location features for all PPR Program site locations. This dataset includes recreation centers, playgrounds, older adult centers, swimming pools, and environmental education centers.

Pennsylvania Statewide High-Resolution Tree Canopy

This dataset maps tree canopy for the state Pennsylvania at a 1m resolution. The dataset was developed from publicly available LiDAR data, which was acquired in 2006, 2007, and 2008. LiDAR data was supplemented with leaf-on imagery acquired in 2010 through the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP).

UVM Spatial Analysis Lab request attribution in any publications, reports, derivative datasets, etc. Please note that this dataset is independent from those areas we have mapped for Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessments. Future releases will integrate these two projects.

Philadelphia Tree Inventory

A comprehensive inventory of all trees within the limits of the City of Philadelphia. This dataset is a snapshot in time from 2021 and will update yearly.

Philadelphia Vital Statistics - Mortality (Deaths)

Vital Statistics tables that contain aggregate metrics on the mortality (deaths) of Philadelphia residents. Included in these datasets are mortality metrics by planning district or citywide. You can find natality (births) metrics, and social determinants of health metrics at the city and planning district levels of geography as well. Population metrics are provided at the city, planning district, and census tract levels of geography. Please refer to this technical notes document to access detailed technical notes and variable definitions.

Philadelphia Vital Statistics - Natality (Births)

Vital Statistics tables that contain aggregate metrics on the natality (births) of Philadelphia residents. Included in these datasets are natality metrics by planning district or citywide. You can find mortality (deaths) metrics, and social determinants of health metrics at the city and planning district levels of geography as well. Population metrics are provided at the city, planning district, and census tract levels of geography. Please refer to the metadata links below for variable definitions and this technical notes document to access detailed technical notes about the datasets.

Philadelphia Vital Statistics - Population Metrics

Population metrics are provided at the census tract, planning district, and citywide levels of geography.

You can find related vital statistics tables that contain aggregate metrics on natality (births) and mortality (deaths) of Philadelphia residents as well as social determinants of health metrics at the city and planning district levels of geography. Please refer to the metadata links below for variable definitions and this technical notes document to access detailed technical notes and variable definitions.

Philadelphia Vital Statistics - Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Social determinants of health metrics at the city and planning district levels of geography. Please refer to the metadata links below for variable definitions and this technical notes document to access detailed technical notes and variable definitions.

You can find related vital statistics tables that contain aggregate metrics on vital events, including natality (births) metrics and mortality (deaths) by planning district or citywide. Population metrics are provided at the city, planning district, and census tract levels of geography.

PHLmaps

The City of Philadelphia’s ArcGIS Online organization that hosts references to open data releases as feature services and AGO map applications shared with the public. Maintained by the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology’s CityGeo team.

PPR Adult Exercise Equipment

Displays the locations of adult exercise equipment located within or are maintained by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR).

PPR Friends Group

Friends groups registered with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Stewardship team.

PPR Help Locators

Displays the locations of adult exercise equipment located within or maintained by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR).

PPR Picnic Sites

Displays the locations of picnic sites located within Philadelphia Parks and Recreation boundaries. Picnic sites are denoted as any location with a picnic table.

PPR Spraygrounds

The location of spraygrounds in Philadelphia run by Parks and Recreation.

PPR Swimming Pools

The location of swimming pools in Philadelphia run by Parks and Recreation.

PPR Tree Canopy

2018 data: This dataset was developed as part of an Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessment for Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. It shows how tree canopy changed during the period 2008-2018, highlighting trees that were gained or lost during the 10-year period. It is intended for use in monitoring patterns of change in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania tree canopy.

2015 data: Collection of tree canopy outlines and points generated by Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) for trees >6’ diameter. Update generated off the 2015 Leaf-Off 3” AccuPLUS Imagery representing changes in tree canopy visible within the imagery. Heights have been derived separately for each tree canopy outline from 2015 LiDAR data capture.

PWD Customer Service Calls

Every call received by the Customer Information Unit for issues like open hydrants, cave ins, and more. Calls are categorized as to the type of issue at hand. Includes outcomes of calls. Billing matters are referred to the Water Revenue Bureau.

PWD Sewersheds

A sewershed is the area of land where all the sewers flow to a single end point, in most cases it is a regulator/permitted outfall, but in cases when the flow can be split between multiple regulators/permitted outfalls, the area above the point of split is treated as a separate sewershed.

PWD Stormwater Billing Parcels

The primary purpose of PWD_PARCEL layer is to calculate parcel-based stormwater charges for PWD customers under the new parcel-based stormwater billing program.

PWD Stream Sampling Locations

Locations where PWD has conducted surface water quality sampling and other types of stream assessments. Sampling activities may include water quality grab sampling, habitat assessment, and sampling of invertebrates, fish and algae from wadeable streams. Not all assessment activities are performed at all sites.

Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels installed under PWD’s Rain Barrel Workshop and Installation program, which ran from 2006 to 2014.

Rain Check Installation Sites

Rain Check is a Philadelphia Water Department program that helps residents manage stormwater and beautify their homes.

Rain Gauges

The purpose of this data is to describe the Rain Gauges both locationally and via their attributes. This data shows the location and attributes of Rain Gauges throughout the City of Philadelphia.

RecycleBank Participation

Count of residents participating in the RecycleBank program by street segment.

Registered Community Gardens

Locations of community gardens throughout the City of Philadelphia that are registered with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s Urban Agriculture Team.

Retrofitted Homes

Trouble downloading or have questions about this City dataset? Visit the OpenDataPhilly Discussion Group

Riparian Buffers

Areas of stream bank sections (including main stem, tributaries and small head water streams) lacking a riparian buffer, or vegetated strip that protects from the impact of adjacent land uses. Locations are identified as lacking either one or both of the following conditions: 50’ wide or more forest and at least 50% canopy closure. Data originates from the Heritage Conservancy Assessment, funded by the PA department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Zone Management and Pennsylvania Stream ReLeaf programs. For the followup work in 2012, only three counties were completed with Heritage Conservancy performing the work in Philadelphia and Bucks counties, and Montgomery County mapped by the county.

Sanitation Areas

Data includes the boundaries for city sanitation areas (which are aggregations of Sanitation Districts).

Sanitation Convenience Centers

Sites where residents can drop off household trash and recycling.

Soil Survey, Philadelphia County

A digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The dataset consists of geo-referenced digital maps and attribute data, and it includes an optional special soil features map layer for features too small to delineate at the mapping scale but large and contrasting enough to significantly influence land use and management. The soil map units are linked to attributes in the National Soil Information System relational database, which gives the proportionate extent of the component soils and their properties.

Special Vending Districts

Districts with special sidewalk vending rules pursuant to Sections 9-204 (Sidewalk Vendors in Center City) and 9-206 (Sidewalk Vendors in Neighborhood Business Districts) of The Philadelphia Code.

Stormwater Management Practice Polygons

This layer represents Green Stormwater Infrastructure Stormwater Management Practice types. Integrating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into a highly developed area such as Philadelphia requires a decentralized and creative approach to planning and design.

Stormwater Outfalls

This point layer contains all the stormwater outfalls. The Purpose of this data is to describe the asset both locationally and via its attributes which are extensive for a GIS dataset and which are maintained. This data will serve as a platform for planning, analysis and research at PWD.

Street Legal Cards

Street Centerline Arcs with link to legal cards, which are a collection of cards containing the official record of the legal description and drawings of city streets.

Street's Code Violation Notices

A code violation notice is issued from the Street’s department when a person has violated one or more codes in the City of Philadelphia or violated one or more Streets Department rules and regulations. A code violation notice (CVN) is a penalty punishable by a fine up to $300.00.

Addresses have been generalized to the hundred-block level (ie. 1234 Market Street becomes 1200 block of Market Street). Please note that the CVN dataset does not include all CVNs. Some are issued as paper tickets. As of 2018, a reporting system upgrade is underway. Once complete, the City plans to update this information to include all CVNs.

Please note that this is a very large dataset. To see all CVNs, download all datasets for all years.

If you are comfortable with APIs, you can also use the API links to access this data. You can learn more about how to use the API at Carto’s SQL API site and in the Carto guide in the section on making calls to the API.

Topographic Change in Philadelphia

A scope of work was developed in response to a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. The request was to perform a topographic change grid analysis for the Frankford 7.5-minute quadrangle, 1:24,000-scale topographic map, which includes the Wissinoming neighborhood, and the Germantown 7.5-minute quadrangle, which includes the Logan and Feltonville neighborhoods of the City of Philadelphia. The following tasks were performed under this scope of work: A GPS-corrected GIS grid analysis for each quadrangle was completed and is accompanied by documentation that describes procedures and provides metadata of the informational content of the GIS. A high-resolution global positioning system (GPS) survey was conducted for each topographic quadrangle in order to evaluate and correct systematic discrepancies in elevation between the modern and historic surveys. Prior to release, the fully documented GPS-corrected GIS grid analysis for each quadrangle was reviewed for (1) com-pleteness of documentation and for (2) appropriate analysis and discussion of uncertainties. The following report is in fulfillment of the tasks outlined in this scope of work and was performed by the U. S. Geological Survey for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District under MIPR agreement number: W25PHS93358288.

Topographic Contours

This dataset is a contour data line segments representing the elevation of features covering the City of Philadelphia, PA, approximately 196 sq miles total. Data is typically collected during the month of April. Data Development: Vector (line) data representing the elevation of natural and artificial features in the project area.

Tornadoes, 1950-2004

Data includes location touchdown points and corresponding dates of Tornadoes in Pennsylvania from 1950 to 2004, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Data originates from the Severe Thunderstorm Database and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration Storm Data publication.

Urban Agriculture Projects

Urban agriculture projects located within Philadelphia Parks and Recreation sites.

Vending Prohibited Areas

Areas where vending is prohibited in the city of Philadelphia.

Vending Prohibited Streets

Streets where vending is prohibited. Used citywide as base layer for many purposes/applications. The street centerline is available for reference purposes only and does not represent exact engineering specifications. The Philadelphia Streets Department makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the layer.

Vending Prohibition Exceptions

A layer providing exceptions to the vending prohibition streets layer as indicated by the City of Philadelphia’s legislative process. Features represent streets or intersections whereby the City has made exceptions to certain or all vending restrictions. Specific exception parameters are summarized in the “REMARKS” column and can be found in full detail by accessing specific sections/subsections of the Philadelphia Code.

Walk Score (Phila. only)

An online application, which enables users to view calculated walkability ranks and related neighborhood metrics, such as proximity of nearby businesses, service providers, and recreational/outdoor spaces. Users can select geographic parameters (neighborhood names), or search for specific locations (addresses), to access mobility data, which is also visualized on a heat map tool with marked features. In addition to walkability, the application also gauges biking and transit scores, which measure the convenience/proximity to bikability and public transit opportunities. Users can also access walking, biking, and transit score through an API. More information about the Walk Score is available through Redfin.

Water Department Grants Disbursed

Collection Process: This data set reflects the recipients, award amounts, and project sites for grant money disbursed by the Philadelphia Water Department. It includes the Stormwater Management Incentive Program, the Soak It Up! Adoption Program Grant, the Green Acre Retrofit Program, and Business Incentive Program. These grants are funded by the Water Department but managed by separate agencies. Data Purpose: This data can be useful for non-commercial properties looking for assistance to reduce their stormwater bill. Intended Audience: It can also be useful to community organizations interested in serving as stewards of green infrastructure located in their area. And it can be useful to businesses impacted by PWD projects.

Water Inlets

This point layer contains all the wastewater and stormwater inlets in Philadelphia with latitude and longitude coordinates.

Watercourses Designated for Protection

Hydrographic features included in Philadelphia Hydrology Map. This map was officially adopted by City Council as the official map of Philadelphia Watercourses Designated for Protection on September 13th, 2012. The geographic data depicts watercourses within Philadelphia County as they appear on the map and will not be edited or updated. For up-to-date hydrography see the Hydrolographic_Features_Poly layer under Hydrology.