Ambient Point

Ambient Point is a technical consulting company developing custom analytical solutions to improve the effectiveness of data-driven decisions, operations and management.


Athenæum of Philadelphia

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum. The Athenaeum was founded in 1814 to collect materials “connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge” for public benefit. It provides the Philadelphia region with a resource of first resort on matters of architecture and interior design history, particularly for the period 1800 to 1945. http://www.philaathenaeum.org



Azavea is a civic technology firm based in Philadelphia. Azavea applies geospatial technology for civic and social impact. The firm was the original developer of OpenDataPhilly. http://www.azavea.com/


Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

The Bicycle Coalition promotes cycling advocacy, healthy living and healthy transportation; it promotes a way of life, a way of bringing people together for a greater purpose.

Our small staff come from many walks of life, but we share the same passion: make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia.



Buy Fresh Buy Local PA

Buy Fresh Buy Local® Pennsylvania is your guide for locating farm fresh foods, value-added products, agritourism experiences, cooperative connections, suppliers, restaurants and everything local throughout Pennsylvania. http://buylocalpa.org/


City of Philadelphia

TERMS OF USE: Browsing City data on this site constitutes acceptance of the license, the City’s terms of use and your agreement to be bound by them.

The City of Philadelphia reserves all rights in the GIS database and any data contained therein, and the end user’s use of the data does not constitute a transfer of, nor does the end user receive, any title or interest in the database or any other City data. The City of Philadelphia makes no representation about the accuracy of any specific information in this GIS data and is provided “as is” and without Warranty of any kind. The user of this data will assume complete responsibility for any and all occurrences resulting from its use or display and will hold the City of Philadelphia harmless from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, damages, suits, judgments or settlements, including reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees that arise from use of this data.

OVERVIEW: Explore open data from the City of Philadelphia and learn more about the City’s effort to make more available. Open data is becoming a key part of the way governments conduct business and reach constituents. Learn what’s next for the City’s Open Data Program (https://beta.phila.gov/programs/open-data-program/).


Code for Philly

Code for Philly leverages code and information with expertise and creative talents to develop and sustain innovative, engaged civic innovations. We are a group of civic hackers bringing together technologists, makers, urbanists, storytellers, and anyone passionate about Philadelphia to collaborate on genuine, scalable projects that produce tangible impacts on our city. https://codeforphilly.org/


Committee of Seventy

The Committee of Seventy fights for clean and effective government, fair elections and a better informed citizenry in Philadelphia and the region.

The Committee of Seventy was established in 1904 for the express purpose of combating corruption in Philadelphia, playing a major role in the adoption of civil service reforms and the passage of the 1919 and 1951 Home Rule Charters.

A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, Seventy does not endorse candidates or represent any special interests.




Subscribe: Subscribe to legislation as its made available. Councilmatic provides email subscriptions to the legislation relevant to you.

Contextualize: See relevant information around legislation, like the geographical areas mentioned, related legislation, and related information from around the internet.

Evaluate: See the pros and cons of an issue as discussed by the wider community. Councilmatic allows users to support, oppose, and comment on a bill.

An app by Code for America.




Q: What is craigslist? A: Local classifieds and forums - community moderated, and largely free.

Q: What can I find there? A: Jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, advice - just about anything really.

Q: What is the origin of craigslist? A: An email list of SF events started by Craig Newmark in 1995.



Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 40 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development. http://www.dvrpc.org/


Drink Philly

Drink Philly is a free online publication that helps users find happy hours, drink specials, and drinking-related events in and around Philadelphia. Drink Philly utilizes real people to call and update their listings in order to provide users with the most up-to-date information available. In addition to their listings, Drink Philly provides a comprehensive resource of curated content, like bar and drink reviews, tailored to Philadelphia’s drinking culture. http://philly.thedrinknation.com/


Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FEMA)

FIMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and a range of programs designed to reduce future losses to homes, businesses, schools, public buildings, and critical facilities from floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. http://www.fema.gov/what-mitigation/federal-insurance-mitigation-administration



Foobooz is Philadelphia’s Food & Drink Authority. http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/


Free Library of Philadelphia

The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning. http://www.freelibrary.org/


Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA)

We lead, strengthen and give voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region to live, work and play. https://www.philaculture.org



Find great schools, share great stories and get parenting advice. http://www.greatschools.org/


Haverford Microfinance Consulting

HMFC offers business consulting to small business located in the Greater Philadelphia Area. In addition our organization acts as a trustee for KivaZip by endorsing potential borrowers. http://ds.haverford.edu/mappingmicrofinance/


Heritage Conservancy

Heritage Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage. http://www.heritageconservancy.org/


Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement. http://hsp.org/


Monument Lab

Monument Lab is a national public art and history project based in Philadelphia. Our goal is to critically engage the monuments we have inherited and unearth the next generation of monuments through stories of social justice and solidarity. We work with artists, activists, municipal agencies, and civic stakeholders on creative approaches to public art, history, and memory. Through public art exhibitions, participatory research projects, a national fellows program, and a new website and podcast, Monument Lab is building research and creating conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.


Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) draws on a long history of helping people help the land. For 80 years, NRCS and its predecessor agencies have worked in close partnerships with farmers and ranchers, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov



NOAA provides science, service and stewardship to protect life and property, and conserve/protect the Earth’s natural resources. http://www.noaa.gov/


PA Bureau of Health Statistics and Research

The Division of Statistical Registries collects data that can be analyzed to help solve our state’s public health problems. Registries include: Vital Events (birth, death, fetal death), Cancer and Immunization. Data comes from birth, death and fetal death records, all cases of treated or diagnosed cancer and immunization records. http://www.statistics.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.Vb-LdJNViko


PA Bureau of Planning and Research

Mission: To exceed customer expectations in the areas of Transportation Research, Geographic Information Systems, Mapping, and Transportation Statistics. http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/Bureaus/pdPlanRes.nsf


PA Department of Education

The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. http://www.education.pa.gov/


PA Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources. http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/


PA Department of Human Services

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/


PA Legislative Reapportionment Commission

The Supreme Court unanimously approved the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s 2012 Revised Final Plan. http://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/


PA Transparency Project

The purpose of this website is to collect and disseminate publicly available election-related data and knowledge in Pennsylvania. http://www.patransparency.org/


Pennsylvania General Assembly

The Pennsylvania Constitution is the foundation of our state government. Our first Constitution was adopted in 1776 and was a framework for the U.S. Constitution, which did not take effect until 1789. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/


Pew Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative

The Initiative seeks to inform discussions on important issues facing the city and the region and to provide policymakers and other decision-makers with data, analysis, and examples of promising practices that may help them address key challenges.



Philadelinquency is a unique place that covers the ceaseless battle of property vacancy, Real Estate Tax delinquency, blight and the struggle to correct these problems and heal Philadelphia. http://www.philadelinquency.com/


Philadelphia Gas Works

PGW has been serving the fine people of Philadelphia 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Today PGW is the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country. We manage and maintain a system of over 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes that deliver an annual 78 billion cubic feet of safe, reliable natural gas to our 500,000 customers each year. http://www.pgworks.com/


Philadelphia Housing Authority

The Philadelphia Housing Authority, also known as PHA, is the biggest landlord in Pennsylvania. We develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes. http://www.pha.phila.gov/


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country. Find beauty, enchantment, and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. http://www.philamuseum.org/


Philadelphia Parking Authority

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is an integral part of the City’s efforts to provide an efficient, well-organized transportation system that serves the needs of the public and encourages economic development. As such, our responsibilities range from managing parking and related traffic management programs on the streets of Philadelphia, to building and operating parking lots and garages. http://www.philapark.org/



This site is a collection of the webmaster’s pictures of 935 sculptures, fountains, mosaics and memorials in Philadelphia. http://philart.net/


Philly Declaration

The Declaration is an independent news source for Philadelphia. We seek to highlight city politics, art, culture and activism and have been nominated for multiple investigative journalism awards since our launch in 2013. You can view our work at phillydeclaration.org.



Philly KEYSPOT represents a citywide coalition of community-based groups committed to bringing Internet access, training and technology to all Philadelphia communities. The KEYSPOT Network is managed by The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy on behalf of the City of Philadelphia in partnership with the Office of Innovation and Technology, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Drexel University. http://www.phillykeyspots.org


Philly Stewards

We are dedicated to the direct support of Philadelphia artists through the purchase and collection of their artwork, as well as the development of resources to assist community members in learning more about the vibrant contemporary art scene in Philadelphia.


Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)

PATCO operates a train service between southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.


Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

The mission of the Preservation Alliance is to actively promote the appreciation, protection, and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region’s historic buildings, communities and landscapes. http://www.preservationalliance.com/


School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP), in partnership with Open Data Philly, publishes longitudinal data sets spanning various operational school and student performance areas. The public release of this data supports our goals to promote greater transparency and community engagement. Before accessing these data, please review the Terms and Conditions. https://www.philasd.org/performance/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2017/07/School-District-Data-Sets-Terms-of-Use.pdf



A platform for neighbors who want to fix up their neighborhoods. Power to the community. http://en.seeclickfix.com/



Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority: Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. http://www.septa.org/


Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania



Skookul helps people enjoy Philadelphia by offering timely information about: Live music. Food. Transportation. Outdoor destinations. http://skookul.com/


Storm Prediction Center

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Delivering the news since 1829. Winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes. http://www.philly.com/inquirer


The Reinvestment Fund

TRF is a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization. What began in 1985 as a small community development organization working in Greater Philadelphia, has evolved into a progressive, results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group that today works across the nation. TRF’s mission is to build wealth and opportunity for low-wealth people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. - See more at: http://www.trfund.com/about/#sthash.ZgbHtw7Z.dpuf


Theatre Philadelphia

Promoting and celebrating professional theatre in Philadelphia. Producers of the annual #BarrymoreAwards for Excellence in Theatre. http://www.theatrephiladelphia.org/


University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab

The Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL) at the University of Vermont is an applied research facility that applies geospatial technology to challenges in natural resources planning and ecology.


USGS - Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. http://www.usgs.gov/



Efforts by local volunteers to make broader data sets available.


Walk Score

Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy. https://www.walkscore.com/




weWorkInPhilly is a community edited guide to the People, Companies, Groups, Projects, Products, and Resources that make up the creative, technology, and business community in Philadelphia. http://www.weworkinphilly.com/



Yahoo is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining - whether you’re searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes. https://www.yahoo.com/



Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help. http://www.zillow.com/