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Data from city governments on

The federal government’s data portal has a space for American cities to make their data available: Data from four cities, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle, are available so far.


    Showcasing the applications and opportunities for harnessing the power of open data across the nation. City officials and developers working together to help improve the information available to city residents. Data in Cities.Data.Gov is not federal data.

  • We Want You: City Data Edition, by Nate Berg, The Atlantic Cities (Aug 02, 2012).

    The new clearinghouse features thousands of openly accessible data streams, including information on building permits filed in these cities, a regularly updated feed of Seattle Fire Department 911 dispatches, budget documents and tons of maps of things like parks, film locations and building footprints.

    Chicago has 1,826 data feeds on the site, New York has 1,087, Seattle has 711, and San Francisco has 310. The federal government has made 6,560 of their own available.

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