DoITT recently updated and automated a number of datasets, including the Department of Health and Mental Health’s flu vaccine locations and farmers market locations, the Department of Sanitation’s monthly tonnages and graffiti removal, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s lost property and active drivers, among others. The real time information in these datasets begins to tell the story of our city – from over 2,000 medical providers participating in NYC REACH, to over 51,000 active medallion taxi drivers, and the 140 farmers markets located across the city.
Monthly Tonnages, Department of Sanitation
Graffiti Information, Department of Sanitation
Lost Property Contact Information, Taxi and Limousine Commission
Active Medallion Drivers, Taxi and Limousine Commission
Authorized Medallion Vehicles, Taxi and Limousine Commission
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Locations, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Farmers Markets, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYC REACH (Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health) Participants, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Visit the NYC OpenData portal at nyc.gov/data to access these new datasets and much more.
Photo credit: littleny
Featuring the final winners of #Reinvent311: Pediacities & FeedNYC
Today we’re featuring the two final winners of the #Reinvent311 competition. Pediacities won for the best integration of the 311 Content API into an existing mobile tool, app or website and FeedNYC was the Judge’s Pick.
These former winners of the NYC BigApps competition came to the #Reinvent311 challenge to share their NYCPedia neighborhoods platform, a data encyclopedia about New York City where users can search by neighborhood or zip code to find local community facilities, services, demographic information, news, and events. This neighborhood profile incorporates 7,344 city facilities. To develop their community pages Pediacities used the Open311 API and the GeoSupport Client API.
Jacob Budin’s FeedNYC mobile web app locates food pantries, soup kitchens and senior centers by neighborhood, or by the day or time that an individual is looking for assistance. The clean interface and clear user experience draws information from Open311 API and the Food Bank for New York City. Find out more about FeedNYC on Jacob’s website.
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 is gathering data, processing data, and distributing data like never before. Listen to the BBC’s story on the City’s data efforts.
An Interactive Guide to NYC OpenData
This interactive graphic shows the range and quantity of data available on the NYC OpenData portal.
Filter by category - business, city government, education, environment, health, housing & development, social services and more - to explore the City’s trove of unique open datasets and user-created views.
Visualizing NYC’s 1,100+ Datasets
Chris Whong recently visualized New York City’s 1,100+ open datasets, bundling them by category — business, education, social services, transportation, recreation, etc. By clicking on one of the dots you are taken to the specific dataset on NYC OpenData.
According to a post on the Code for America Brigade Tumblr, ”this is a force-directed graph generated with the charting library d3.js. NYC’s open data portal runs on the Socrata platform and this visualization was created using the “dataset of datasets" and the Socrata Open Data API (SODA).”
Check out the data visualization of NYC OpenData here
An excellent refresher on dataviz:
"Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we have employed intricate visual strategies to communicate data, often utilizing design principles that draw on these basic cognitive skills. In a modern world where we have far more data than we can process, the practice of data visualization has gained even more importance. From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience. Data has emerged as such a critical part of modern life that it has entered into the realm of art, where data-driven visual experiences challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in every aspect of our information-infused lives."