City of Austin Open Data Portal

Open data is coming to Austin City government, and the City is seeking input from the community to identify datasets of interest and to help prioritize them for release in December. The City is eager to join cities like Philadelphia, the District of Columbia and Boston, to provide data that increases transparency, promotes operational efficiency and encourages public participation. Whether you are a resident, a researcher or software application developer, it is important that the City knows what data you need to stay informed and involved in your City government.

Review suggested City datasets below, vote on those you would like to prioritize and even add your own suggestion if the data you want is not on the list. With your participation, the Austin community will have unprecedented access to City data and join the policy process in ways they never could before.

Each user will have 25 votes to apply to data set items that are of the highest priority.

What City of Austin data would you most want to be able to access?

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  1. 4 votes
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    • 6 votes
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      • 28 votes
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        • Geocode the heck out of everything

          Maybe that's obvious, but just to be sure. We need to be able to connect to census block data for demographics, but also to be able to compile or slice the same data by neighborhood boundaries. In addition, many city departments have their own district or subregion offices, each with their own set of boundaries. There should be data to look at all those combinations of overlaps to understand how services and costs interrelate.

          Thanks

          10 votes
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          • city demographics

            ethnicity, age, education level breakdowns provided on a regular basis -- we love this work and use it all the time.

            54 votes
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            • resturants

              resturants of all kind

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                • 3 votes
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                  • 3 votes
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                    • 3 votes
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                      • 3 votes
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                        • 3 votes
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                          • Numbers of crimes and the neighborhoods they are committed in

                            Basically a way to give neighbors a "heads up" . A way for neighbors to know they need to be on the look out for burglars, car theives, drug dealers, etc

                            34 votes
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                            • Planning and Development Review: Proposed Code Amendments

                              More info on the proposal and list of actions by boards and commissions. Today we only have staff contact info http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/planning/codeamend.htm. More like the Texas Legislature bill search http://www.legis.state.tx.us/

                              3 votes
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                              • Financial and operational reports filed by taxicab franchises with the City

                                To better understand the nature of taxicab operations and the driver/franchise relationship.

                                3 votes
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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • Austin Police Department: Officer Disciplinary Records

                                    ..So we can be aware of patterns of abuse of authority and the consequent reactions by APD management.

                                    16 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                    • 7 votes
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                                      • 29 votes
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                                        • 13 votes
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