Visit the new NYC Business Atlas, an interactive map launched by DoITT, the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, and the Departments of Small Business Services. This new tool helps small businesses better understand the economic conditions in their neighborhoods by combining information on population demographics with business filings, tax receipts, and pedestrian activity. Available at maps.nyc.gov/businessatlas/ – the Business Atlas enables local businesses to make better decisions about where to open their doors and how to operate.
According to NYC Chief Analytics Officer Mike Flowers: “This project is an extension of the City’s Open Data efforts. Data transparency means better information for those that live and work in our neighborhoods, and that means more than just raw numbers. The Business Atlas is an easy-to-use visualization that shows that you don’t need to be a data scientist to make good use of NYC data.”
Using NYC Open Data
The NYC Open Data platform provides access to 1,100+ public datasets. Popular data includes restaurant inspection results and detailed maps of the City’s public parks. Anyone can use these datasets to conduct research and analysis or create applications. Join us in putting open data to use!
Watch this demo video and learn how to find, filter, and visualize NYC Open Data.
Tracking NYC OpenData Progress
Check out the NYC OpenData Dashboard to explore the datasets City agencies have released and plan to release moving forward. Discover new datasets and how frequently they are updated. Quickly sort by agency and available dataset or download data and learn more more about the information New York City is releasing to the public.
Each year, 80,000 NYC 8th grade students apply to high school choosing from more than 700 options. Yesterday, the NYC Department of Education’s Innovation team (iZone) held the School Choice Design Challenge Demo Night featuring new apps aimed at helping families navigate the admissions process.
For the challenge, Pediacities, former NYC BigApps winners and data platform providers, created a set of public APIs (data integration tools), so developers could easily integrate NYC high school data into their applications. Six apps are now live helping students discover the best school based on criteria like location, extracurricular activities, or entrance requirements.
- Learn more about iZone and the School Choice Design Challenge (SCDC)
- Check out the apps: FindtheBest, InsideSchools, Noodle, Unigo, Admitted.ly and Vital.AI
- Access NYC high school data via Pediacities
Image: FindTheBest - the SCDC winning app selected by a panel of 9th grade students as part of the School Choice Design Challenge.
Open data is letting the genie out of the bottle – we are not the owners, but the custodians of the data and we can do so much more good when we let the solution makers use it.
New York City’s air quality has reached the cleanest levels in more than 50 years. According to the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, between 1990 and 2012, the global share of CO2 emissions from industrialized countries fell from 69% to 41%. At the same time, the share from developing countries is rapidly rising.
Check out this animated visualization of global CO2 emissions created by The World Bank.
Access NYC environmental open data.
Check out these great infographics detailing everything Citi Bike NYC. Since the bike share launched in May 2013, cyclists have traveled a total distance of 6,840,606 miles or 275 trips around the world!
Get Citi Bike Data: http://citibikenyc.com/system-data