New video: How community leaders, citizens, journalists, and others can use Open Data Philly

We just posted another tutorial on the new OpenDataPhilly channel on YouTube:

Welcome to Open Data Philly, the public portal that connects people with Philadelphia-related data.

In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss how community leaders, citizens journalists, and other interested parties can use Open Data Philly to help them with a variety of tasks.

And if you’re looking for data and you don’t find it, you’ll be interested to know that the City of Philadelphia has hundreds of datasets that it hasn’t released. The City maintains a website showing the current dataset inventory, and there is a form, called an Open Data Request, that users can submit in order to request data in the city’s inventory.

The Open Data Request form is a PDF file that contains instructions, along with a paper form that you must print and complete. This form must be mailed or faxed to the appropriate Open Data Officer of the city department that maintains the data you are requesting. The names and contact information for each Open Data Officer are included in the instructions.


More info: Redesigned Open Data Philly site goes live


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