City Government Blog Posts From API Evangelist

These are the blog items I've written over the last decade when it comes to my City Government resarch, providing the short form of my research across the API industry.

You can find all of the blog posts I have written over at the main API Evangelist site, these are mean to just be for providing easy access to what I've written when it comes to City Government.

Curated City Government News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the City Government conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Facebook will use humans to curate its News Tab (08-20-2019)
Think that Minute Details on Federal Government Websites Dont Matter? Think Again. (08-02-2019)
Keeping the city of New Orleans safe with Cisco IoT (07-30-2019)
Wanted: Cybersecurity Imagery (07-29-2019)
Announcing general availability for the Azure Security Center for IoT (07-28-2019)
CERN migrates to open (07-25-2019)
Visualizing Political Polarization in U.S. Cities (07-25-2019)
Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe (07-19-2019)
Oakland bans city use of facial recognition software (07-17-2019)
Governments should have a role in opening social service data (07-15-2019)
How to Upload and Serve Data Using Amazon CloudFront and Amazon S3 in Node.js (07-15-2019) (07-01-2019)
Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is too narrow (06-30-2019)
AWS GovCloud (US) and Amazon Rekognition A Powerful Public Safety Tool (06-12-2019)
Buffalo, NY, asks How Open is Open Data (02-25-2019)
Why Foursquare refuses to sell user data (02-19-2019)
Roadmap Provides Framework to Improve Open Data Programs (02-11-2019)
Its Official: The OPEN Government Data Act is Now the Law of the Land (02-05-2019)
The future of collaborative open data in Madison (01-29-2019)
Chicagos New 311 System Is a Huge Win for Public Works (01-10-2019)
How Data Is Influencing Public Services (01-08-2019)
Alexa, Public Spaces, and More Ways Cities Share Data (11-19-2018)
A Gardener's Approach to Growing an API Culture (11-15-2018)
Governments fail to capitalise on swaths of open data (11-03-2018)
Beyond Open vs. Closed: Balancing Individual Privacy and Public Accountability in Data Sharing (11-03-2018)
The Link Between Performance and Budgeting (10-25-2018)
NACo and NLC Share Strategies for Sharing Data (10-22-2018)
Reservations now available for US Government cloud regions (10-18-2018)
Atlanta Residents Can Now Track Government Spending (09-10-2018)
The rise of policy innovation labs: A catalog of policy innovation labs across Canada (08-28-2018)
VA details API (08-24-2018)
A rationale for data governance as an approach to tackle recurrent drawbacks in open data portals (08-04-2018)
A hundred places where governments are using tech to crowdsource policy (08-02-2018)
Hong Kong's open era begins: your Open API Survival Guide (07-25-2018)
Hong Kong's slow road to Open API (06-30-2018)
Civic and Political APIs, Data Sets, and Websites (06-25-2018)
City (06-24-2018)
An Introduction to Socrata Connected Government Cloud (06-01-2018)
Citizen Representation in City Government (05-05-2018)
How Baton Rouge is engineering open data for community involvement (04-13-2018)
On Transparency (04-04-2018)
Czech Republic extradites suspected Russian hacker to the US (03-30-2018)
Introducing our new Bureau seal (03-29-2018)
New York City is launching public cybersecurity tools to keep residents from getting hacked (03-29-2018)
The Presidents New Management Agenda: Data is a Key Driver of Government Reform (03-23-2018)
Take charge of your sensitive data with the Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API (03-23-2018)
VA Lighthouse API Platform with FHIR Enables Health Data Access (03-16-2018)
Can the code help local governments? (03-13-2018)
Case Study: Utah Department of Transportation (03-09-2018)
VA platform for managing APIs starting to take shape (03-05-2018)
Azure Government technology innovation shaping the future (03-04-2018)
From Code to Colors: Working with the JSON API (03-01-2018)
FAA, CMS and GSA Retool to Take Advantage of Big Data (02-20-2018)
Google conducts test to help 911 accurately locate callers (02-16-2018)
Google aims to make 911 call locations more accurate (02-16-2018)
How to produce RAML with Spring REST Docs using restdocs (02-15-2018)
Opening Government to Improve Outcomes (02-14-2018)
Handbook of Research on Modernization and Accountability in Public Sector Management (02-14-2018)
Developing cross (02-13-2018)
Urban Big Data: City Management and Real Estate Markets (01-23-2018)
What is 311 Data and Why is it Important? (01-16-2018)
Can Washington Be Automated? (01-05-2018)
The state of serverless observability why we built Thundra (01-02-2018)
Poolprofit Make Bitcoin Mining Transparent Again (01-01-2018)
City of Chicago :: Chicago Shovels (12-29-2017)
New York City commits to open data and open code (12-29-2017)
How Austin Engages and Educates Its Data Liaisons (12-27-2017)
Building GraphQL Schema from REST API (12-23-2017)
Utah State Legislature Launches Redesigned Website (12-21-2017)
Introducing the Upcoming Open States GraphQL API Open States (12-21-2017)
City halls are leading the way on open government (12-21-2017)
Twitter will tell users if content was blocked to comply with local laws or legal demands (12-20-2017)
New York will tackle unfair biases in automated city services (12-20-2017)
New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms (12-20-2017)
Help improve public access to public information (12-19-2017)
How Austin Engages and Educates Its Data Liaisons (12-19-2017)
New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms (12-19-2017)
Proliferation of Open Government Initiatives and Systems (12-19-2017)
Civic Technology: Open Data and Citizen Volunteers as a Resource for North Carolina Local Governments (12-19-2017)
Reinforcing Our Commitment to Transparency (12-18-2017)
Why Managing APIs is Critical for Federal Agencies (12-13-2017)
The Weaponization of Education Data (12-10-2017)
Virginia's I (12-09-2017)
New York Citys open data audit is a promising model for accountability (12-07-2017)
Socrata + Drupal: Washington States Public Disclosure Commission (12-07-2017)
Government and Big Data: Friend or Foe? (12-07-2017)
Create a Data Protection Impact Assessment for GDPR (12-07-2017)
User Experience Checklist for Government Data Programs (12-05-2017)
SEC Cyber Unit's first charges target cryptocurrency fraud (12-04-2017)
Amazon's Alexa is leading the voice (12-02-2017)
Evidence (11-30-2017)
Optimal Blue significantly improves data transparency and availability (11-30-2017)
Waze adds new motorcycle mode and OK Waze voice commands (11-29-2017)
Welcome (11-28-2017)
Boston transit goes contactless (11-24-2017)
Why Can't America Have a Single, Interoperable Tolling System? Because Bureaucracy (11-23-2017)
An Important Message from the EHS Team: OSHA Injury Reporting Due December 1, 2017 (11-22-2017)
Toronto begins sharing traffic data with Waze, and vice versa (11-20-2017)
MicroStrategy 10.9 Connector to Jethro Accelerates Speed and Scale of Big Data Exploration (11-20-2017)
How opening city data can support racial justice (11-17-2017)
OSHA Injury Tracking Website Presents Issues as Employer Deadline for Compliance Looms (11-17-2017)
Christchurch City Council Launches Open Data API Program (11-15-2017)
Christchurch City Council Launches Open Data API Program (11-13-2017)
Untitled ( (11-13-2017)
Open government and citizen participation: an empirical analysis of citizen expectancy towards open government data (11-11-2017)
OSHA New Recordkeeping Rule: Top 3 Challenges Coming Down the Line (11-09-2017)
Taking KSQL for a Spin Using Real (11-08-2017)
Today in OpenGov: Trouble in (the) Paradise Papers (11-06-2017)
Looking for open data use cases in Madison, Wisconsin (11-06-2017)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota aims to improve neighborhood services with the help of open data (11-06-2017)
OpenGov Open Data Portal (11-06-2017)
Florida Names First Chief Data Officer (11-04-2017)
Its time for the Justice Department to finalize and release its new FOIA policy (10-31-2017)
Government 3.0 Next Generation Government Technology Infrastructure and Services (10-31-2017)
How National Governments Can Help Smart Cities Succeed (10-29-2017)
American cities depend on federal data (10-22-2017)
How Cambridge Created a Civic Innovation Challenge Inventory (10-20-2017)
AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government (10-18-2017)
Priceless? A new framework for estimating the cost of open government reforms (10-18-2017)
Political Ideology and Municipal Size as Incentives for the Implementation and Governance Models of Web 2.0 in Providing Public Services (10-17-2017)
What city planning taught me about open data (10-13-2017)
State of Arizona: Introducing a Statewide Private PaaS to Improve Efficiencies and Trim Costs (10-05-2017)
Amazon HQ2: Open Data Informs Nashvilles Decision on a Bid (10-05-2017)
Paraguays transparency alchemists (10-05-2017)
Today in OpenGov: Probing questions (10-04-2017)
Oracle Tells The White House: Stop Hiring Silicon Valley People & Ditch Open Source (10-03-2017)
As Federal Data Disappears, New Tool Gives Power to Cities (10-03-2017)
Co (10-01-2017)
Ethical Guidelines for Applying Predictive Tools Within Human Services (09-30-2017)
How to Use the BLS API (09-27-2017)
City of Buffalo, NY Partners With Socrata on New Open Data Portal to Increase Transparency and Access to Data (09-25-2017)
Azure Analysis Services now available in Azure Government (09-21-2017)
The stuff and nonsense of open data in government (09-20-2017)
Today in OpenGov: Bills, bills, bills (09-20-2017)
Governor pushes for increased access, transparency Hawaii Blog (09-19-2017)
Driving Government Digital Transformation through the API Economy (09-18-2017)
Today in OpenGov: Sunshine laws under pressure in state legislatures (09-18-2017)
On PARK(ing) Day, five things open data advocates can learn from tactical urbanism (09-15-2017)
Why Im Suing the FCC (09-15-2017)
DTA takes on responsibility for government data (09-13-2017)
Postal Service needs to capitalize on API user data, report says (09-11-2017)
Public Policy for Public Data (09-07-2017)
Introducing Open Referral: A Better Way to Manage Health, Human, and Social Services Data (09-07-2017)
Worried about public comments on draft open data policy? Here are the most common sentiments. (09-05-2017)
Four Million Time Warner Customers Caught in Privacy Snafu (09-05-2017)
AT&T unleashes drones to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief (09-01-2017)
New Orleans Calls for Data Projects to Improve City (09-01-2017)
TaxProf Blog (08-31-2017)
How Houston is using open data to handle Hurricane Harvey (08-31-2017)
Alexa Now Supports Kid Skills (08-31-2017)
Public comments on city open data policies focus on governance, uses and privacy (08-29-2017)
5 Habits of Successful Public Data Programs (08-29-2017)
Digital Transformation At The State Of Louisiana: From Data Center To The Citizen (08-29-2017)
Analyze traffic data from the city of San Francisco (08-28-2017)
APIs, shared services can reshape, modernize government technology (08-28-2017)
CEOs Resign from Trumps Cybersecurity Commission (08-28-2017)
Now Available: The First Guide in the AWS Government Handbook Series (08-25-2017)
Ask Alexa: How Does Douglas County Promote Community Engagement? (08-24-2017)
Building community around Durhams open data (08-24-2017)
Launching the Speech Commands Dataset (08-24-2017)
United States: DOL Temporarily Shuts Down OSHA Injury Reporting Portal Because Of Possible Data Breach (08-23-2017)
Today in OpenGov: City diplomacy (08-22-2017)
Think globally, act locally: How open data can be a force in city diplomacy (08-21-2017)
Virginia Beachs 4 (08-15-2017)
Wheres the Civic in CivicTech? (08-15-2017)
Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services and Government (08-14-2017)
Massachusetts Relaunches CTHRU Open Data Platform (08-10-2017)
More on the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (08-09-2017)
Rise of the Government Chatbot (08-07-2017)
10 Transportation Trends from State DOT Performance Leaders (08-07-2017)
Microsofts Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers (08-02-2017)
Washington Named No. 2 for Data Innovation (08-02-2017)
Chattanooga Launches City Insider App (08-01-2017)
Rage against the machines: is AI (07-30-2017)
Why Quality Data Should Inform OMBs Government (07-28-2017)
Government innovations and the hype cycle (07-27-2017)
10 Ways to Transform How Cities Work (07-27-2017)
Syracuse City Hall releases open data on potholes, vacant housing, lead paint & more (07-26-2017)
Keep an Eye On Your State's Congressional Delegation (07-25-2017)
The DeepMind debacle demands dialogue on data (07-23-2017)
Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: Transparency, Efficiency and Organizational Issues (07-22-2017)
US Digital Service prioritizes CMS, VA IT in report to Congress (07-20-2017)
Five ways to use the API (07-20-2017)
Heres how a journalist in Atlanta mapped closed data for accountability (07-19-2017)
OSHA's Web (07-18-2017)
Administration releases sensitive information of voters worried about their sensitive information (07-14-2017)
US Government Limits Purchase of Kaspersky Lab Software (07-12-2017)
Apple builds data center to obey Chinese cybersecurity rules (07-12-2017)
Lessons from Airbnb and Uber to Open Government as a Platform (07-10-2017)
New government datacenter regions available in Arizona and Texas (07-10-2017)
Open Data as Enabler of Public Service Co (07-09-2017)
Local Government in China Trials Blockchain for Public Services (07-06-2017)
Data and the City (07-04-2017)
Open Government: Concepts and Challenges for Public Administrations Management in the Digital Era (07-04-2017)
The Kaarta Contour handheld scanner uses LIDAR to map spaces in real time (07-03-2017)
Five former Presidential Innovation Fellows band together to build new digital consultancy (06-30-2017)
In Los Angeles, a Data (06-29-2017)
Google Maps now shows real (06-28-2017)
Does Your Industry Need a Well (06-28-2017)
The Right of Access to Public Information (06-28-2017)
Herd of Innovation Fellows, 18F founders join Skylight (06-28-2017)
In Kansas City, residents have a new friend on Facebook: an open data chatbot (06-27-2017)
Va. Supreme Court to hear case challenging police retention of license plate data (06-27-2017)
Snapchat maps can figure out what you're doing and it's either cool or creepy (06-27-2017)
Microsoft Cognitive Services hack: Line Messenger (06-27-2017)
Gathering Insights from Cincinnatis Heroin Tracker (06-26-2017)
Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in a new study (06-26-2017)
Rawification and the careful generation of open government dataSocial Studies of Science (06-25-2017)
The Age of Can the Tech that Drives 311 Help Government Deliver an Amazon (06-22-2017)
Call for translations for CKAN 2.7 (06-22-2017)
Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program (06-21-2017)
Expanding the Cloud An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong (06-21-2017)
451 Research study reveals rapid adoption of Kubernetes for hybrid cloud infrastructure (06-16-2017)
Nearly 3 million FCC commenters' email addresses 'unintentionally' exposed through API (06-16-2017)
Docker and Booz Allen Hamilton Modernize Traditional Apps in Government IT (06-16-2017)
Considering the Big Picture Before We Mandate Government APIs (06-15-2017)
How 3 Mayors Use Data to Improve Land Use in Their Cities (06-12-2017)
We Wear Culture by Google A searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion (06-11-2017)
Expanding Training on Data and Technology to Improve Communities (06-05-2017)
The Best NYC Restaurant Sanitation Record Inspections App (06-02-2017)
How should startups work with city governments? (05-31-2017)
Bill Would Transform New Yorkers Digital Interaction with Government (05-27-2017)
Your roadmap to the Google vs Oracle Java wars (05-25-2017)
A Proposed Law Aims to Make City Services as Easy as Ordering Takeout (05-23-2017)
Why Running an API Directory is Harder than it Looks (And Why API Providers Should Care) (05-17-2017)
New digital tool will help NYC reduce homelessness (05-17-2017)
Home mgboydcom/City (05-17-2017)
Treating Data Like a Strategic Asset Digital Simplicity Medium (05-17-2017)
Chicago launches website featuring scrubbed EPA climate change data (05-09-2017)
Center for Government Excellence- Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence (05-08-2017)
How free open government data can coexist with fee-based access (05-08-2017)
LA Gives Silicon Valley a Run for its Money on Openness (05-08-2017)
NYC adopts StreetSmart to track the homeless (05-08-2017)
Open data isn't obvious everywhere: Birmingham makes state history with new policy (04-20-2017)
Our awesome intern @_jackcorrigan did an awesome data story on Chicago City Council attendance (04-05-2017)
The City of Anchorage's new website is "changing the way city departments view data & its role in governance. (03-22-2017)
Data-driven government improves services & transparency. (03-20-2017)
Boston puts open data quality first (03-20-2017)
Turning Dirty Streets Clean through Comprehensive Open Data Mapping (03-18-2017)
Why Civic Analytics? (03-15-2017)
New York City Open Data: A Brief History (03-08-2017)
Tweet: The @CityofBoston worked with @OpenGovInc to launch a new beta of an #opendata hub: #OSS… (03-01-2017)
We have open data, Chapel Hill. Now how will we use it? (02-23-2017)
Kansas City, transforming the citizen experience (02-16-2017)
The Open Referral API project Open Referral (02-14-2017)
Data and the City: New report on how public data is fostering civic engagement in urban regions (02-09-2017)
Retired California State Senator is using AI to transcribe local government hearings for search and alerts (02-07-2017)
Open Calgary Lets Citizens Take a Deep Dive Into Data (01-13-2017)
Public Engagement Through APIs and Policy (01-12-2017)
Tweet: To learn how your city, county or local government can maximize the benefits of #cloudcomputing, read this blog:… (01-11-2017)
Unleashing the data deluge (12-28-2016)
Six Cities harmonize their APIs for new business (12-19-2016)
The City of Topeka Raises the Bar for Government Performance (12-19-2016)
The Smart City API Cook Book is out! (12-19-2016)
Houston flooding on the rise (12-16-2016)
Municipal Money: Making municipal budgets more accessible (11-09-2016)
In Wichita, creating an open data practice that meets community needs (11-01-2016)
Structural Success in Civic Tech (10-31-2016)
Structural Success in Civic Tech (10-31-2016)
Louisville Leverages Crowdsourcing for Civic Good (10-17-2016)
New Orleans Brings Data-Driven Tools to Blight Remediation (10-12-2016)
How Naperville took an inclusive, participatory approach to opening city data (10-05-2016)
State of the City 2016: Creating a Culture of Innovation (09-29-2016)
How Scottsdale plans to use complementary policies to open up city data (09-28-2016)
One smart city standard to rule them all? (09-26-2016)
Seattle?s Open Data Playbook and the Future of Sunlight (09-22-2016)
Stage Intelligence Adds Support for the GBFS Open Data Standard into its BICO Distribution Solution (09-10-2016)
Business Activities in the Business Licenses Dataset (08-31-2016)
Array of Things Privacy Policy Now Online (08-17-2016)
Hands in the air for Census City SDK team (08-17-2016)
Array of Things Final Governance & Privacy Policies Released (08-15-2016)
Davenport?s Data Comes to Life (08-15-2016)
Engagement 101: Providence and Brown University showcase a data-driven partnership (08-15-2016)
Oddly, open data policy isn't available as #opendata. Our new project seeks to change that. (08-13-2016)
Philly is not healthy, according to this open data tool - Philly (08-12-2016)
Tweet: Which #opendata best practices do cities follow closely? Which are largely ignored? We decided to find out: (08-09-2016)
Using the Arduino MKR1000 for a Civic Data Collection Project #ArduinoMonday (08-08-2016)
Civic Analytics Network Members (08-04-2016)
Tweet: Check out our step-by-step checklist for creating #opendata policy in your community: (08-01-2016)
Building Safety Data on the Open Data Portal (08-01-2016)
Leveraging Civic Data to Improve Public Health and Emergency Management (08-01-2016)
New York City Names Chief Digital Officer (08-01-2016)
FIVAR is a web application that uses real-time open data to make food inspection smarter. (07-29-2016)
A year after a policy update, NYC grapples with 'the next level' of open data (07-29-2016)
Municipal Analytics, the Startup Way (07-27-2016)
Keeping Track of Capital Projects in the City of Topeka (06-20-2016)
Today in OpenGov: Help us improve our census of open data in U.S. cities (06-20-2016)
Improving the US City Open Data Census (06-17-2016)
7 projects that state and local governments can reuse (04-13-2016)
Jersey City Open Source Initiative (03-22-2016)
GitHub - mheadd/civicbot: A Slackbot for interacting with your local government (03-19-2016)
San Francisco lawmakers use a secret messaging app to keep chats from prying public eyes (03-16-2016)
The Data Briefing: New Opportunities for American Cities and Communities Thanks to Open Data (03-16-2016)
When Publishing Open Data, Cities and States Have Variety of Platform Choices (03-03-2016)
City of Bellevue Launches Open Data and Open Budget (02-17-2016)
Up to code? An algorithm is helping Chicago health officials predict restaurant safety violations (02-12-2016)
Tacoma becomes sixth What Works City to adopt an open data policy (02-05-2016)
Tulsa brings a new kind of energy to its open data policy and practice (02-04-2016)
Improved Lobbyist Data (02-02-2016)
Los Angeles Turns to Mapping to Break Data Siloes, Improve Efficiency (01-29-2016)
Conquer Chicago?s Mountain of Data With This Powerful Tool (01-26-2016)
OpenGov Voices: Demystifying Chicago politics with Councilmatic (01-25-2016)
Councils invited to have their say on common data standards (01-22-2016)
OpenGrid on the Chicago Public Data Blog (01-21-2016)
City of Chicago Launches OpenGrid (01-19-2016)
How much does your city spend on open data? (01-11-2016)
State, local governments build on (01-07-2016)
Chicago Is Using Data to Predict Food Safety Violations. Why Aren't Other Cities? (01-07-2016)
When It Comes to 311, the Customer Isn?t Always Right (01-06-2016)
UK council uses 'open data' approach for transport planning (01-06-2016)
Chicago Open311 API Docs (12-18-2015)
Search & Browse | Open Data Portal (11-28-2015)
PHL API: Open Data APIs from the City of Philadelphia (11-05-2015) | Open Austin (10-24-2015)
Jersey City?s Data Portal Journey (10-22-2015)
City of Richmond Wins Award for Innovative Use of Open Data (09-11-2015)
Buck the system or work the system? | Civic Innovations (09-10-2015)
OpenGov Voices: Richmond?s new open data portal a good start, but more work needed (08-23-2015)
City of Berkeley - Open Data Portal (08-11-2015)
How Edmonton Became a Leader in Data-Driven Government (07-09-2015)
Open Data Portal (07-06-2015)
New York City, Open Data Challenges (07-01-2015)
State and Local Government: Unleashing Your Data (07-01-2015)
AWS Public Sector Update ? City on a Cloud and More (06-25-2015)
Highlights from the Open311 Ecosystem (06-21-2015)
Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of June 15, 2015 (06-19-2015)
Former US CIO opines how tech, data can improve city planning (06-19-2015)
Data Drives Architecture in the Windy City (06-17-2015)
PlaceILive API Crowdsources Neighborhood Review Data (06-17-2015)
CitySDK Demo (06-16-2015)
Topeka Opens Window for Citizens with Open Budget App (06-16-2015)
Rancho Cucamonga Launches Public Safety Dashboard (06-15-2015)
Connecting Technologies to Drive Community Data Success ? The Philadelphia Story (06-08-2015)
Tech Tools for Civic Organizations (06-05-2015)
A Quick Look at Planning Data on the Isle of Wight (06-04-2015)
Data Science Challenge: Predict Restaurant Health Scores with Yelp Data (06-03-2015)
Census launches City SDK for civic hackers (06-01-2015)
CitySDK to launch in Chicago for National Day of Civic Hacking (06-01-2015)
Data Lens Empowers Decision Making in Los Angeles, CA (05-26-2015)
The City of Chicago unveils predictive analytics model to find foodborne illness faster (05-26-2015)
Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of May 18, 2015 (05-22-2015)
Chicago?s Data-Powered Recipe for Food Safety (05-21-2015)
US Census Bureau Adds City SDK to Aid National Day of Civic Hacking (05-20-2015)
The City of Seattle Tells a Story With Data Lens (05-19-2015)
U.S. Census Bureau to Release Open-Source Devkit for Civic Hackers - Shareable (05-18-2015)
Coder Grrrlz talk to us about GovHack Municipal Data (05-14-2015)
Census Bureau to Participate in National Civic Day of Hacking, Issues City SDK Challenge to Developers (05-12-2015)
Simplify Visualization Updates with Data Lens: Gainesville, Florida (05-11-2015)
Tools, Not Tech (05-04-2015)
Where does community organizing end and civic tech begin? (05-01-2015)
Issues mheadd/ GitHub (04-28-2015)
The Future of Performance Management (04-28-2015)
Detroit drives toward open data (04-27-2015)
How New Orleans, Louisville, and San Francisco Are Using Open Data to Solve Problems (04-27-2015)
Data is Small: On The Table Conversation on Data and Society (04-25-2015)
A $42 Million Bet on Cities and the Power of Data (04-24-2015)
Real-world Civic Tech Strategies (04-24-2015)
Introducing Data Lens for the Open Data Portal (04-22-2015)
Chicago at the White House Tech Meetup (04-21-2015)
White Paper: Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis (04-20-2015)
Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of April 6, 2015 (04-10-2015)
Open Data: Powering the Polls (04-10-2015)
Foodborne Chicago Affected by Twitter Geocoding Issue (04-07-2015)
Innovation Saves Chattanooga (03-30-2015)
Cook County Data Updates for the Month of March (03-28-2015)
Smart Chicago teams up with Code for America for National Day of Civic Hacking (03-28-2015)
How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #4: Lead from Shared Spaces (03-27-2015)
Detroit Water Project - Help a Detroit resident with their water bill! (03-26-2015)
Detroit embraces transparency with new open data portal (03-25-2015)
How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #3: Create Two-Way Educational Environments (03-24-2015)
Kevin Merritt Talks Data With GeekWire (03-24-2015)
Case Study: On the Go - Insights into Food Truck Regulation in US Cities (03-20-2015)
Launch Event: City of Portland Early Adopter Program- Eventbrite (03-20-2015)
Open Standards for Civic Tech APIs Edge Closer to Reality (03-20-2015)
How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #2: Use Existing Tech Structures (03-19-2015)
Case Study: Chicago Licensing and Permitting Reform (03-19-2015)
Chicago Decoded (03-18-2015)
Smart: not just for cities. But most councils 'lack skills to implement smart services' (03-18-2015)
City Of Cambridge - View Job Listing (03-13-2015)
Talking Smart Cities with Dr. Anthony Townsend (Part 2) (03-11-2015)
5 Modes of Civic Engagement in Civic Tech (03-06-2015)
Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of March 2nd, 2015 (03-06-2015)
Case Study: On the Go - Insights into Food Truck Regulation in US Cities (03-03-2015)
Chicago crime data with Turf (03-03-2015)
Improving Cities by Investing in Next-Generation Internet (03-03-2015)
Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities' (03-02-2015)
Small City Tackles Big Data: Reading, PA (03-02-2015)
Hacking for the common good (02-26-2015)
Behind the Wheel: Who Gets to Drive? (02-25-2015)
Meet the Entrepreneur Who?s Streamlining Government Inspections (02-25-2015)
CityCamp Oakland in review (02-24-2015)
Open Data as an Accountability Tool: Chicago?s Problem Landlord List (02-23-2015)
CodeAcross NYC 2015 - NYC's #OpenData & #CivicTech Festival!- Eventbrite (02-21-2015)
Detroit | Open Data Portal (02-19-2015)
Detroit Turns to Data-Driven Government and Digital Democracy (02-19-2015)
Toward a Municipal Ping Service (02-19-2015)
Bridging the Gap Between People and Public Services (02-18-2015)
Data portals are tomorrow?s map room | Data, etc. (02-17-2015)
Seattle Privacy Coalition Seattle Privacy Coalition - Individual privacy - Institutional transparency (02-17-2015)
Civic hackers are already building a better MTA bus tracking system (02-16-2015)
Improvements Necessary in Order for Minneapolis? Open Data Portal to Thrive (02-16-2015)
Yelp + Open Data = The End of Food Poisoning? (02-16-2015)
New Datasets for Chicago (01-28-2015)
Civic Tech for Smarter Parks (01-27-2015)
Opening the municipal checkbooks - Sunlight Foundation Blog (01-23-2015)
Metrocard purchasing workflows compared (01-23-2015)
Smarter cities could start with a simple light bulb swap (01-23-2015)
A Smarter Grid in the Motor City (01-22-2015)
Validating Local Spending Data (01-07-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Featured City Government Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Other City Government Companies and Organizations

These are additional companies who have APIs, but do not have as much detaila nd resources available to rank with the others.

511 Bay Area

511 is your one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, carpool, bicycling, and parking information. Its FREE and available whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Call 511 or visit

Albany, NY

openAlbany supports government transparency, openness and innovative uses of municipal data that can help improve the lives of Albany residents, visitors and businesses.

Albuquerque, NM

Information about the City of Albuquerques project for open government and transparency.

Anchorage, AK

This is the overview page where you can see the state of open data across each key dataset.

Austin, TX

The City of Austin Open Data Portal at provides public access to datasets from the Austin municipal government. It uses the Socrata data portal software to help you share data, visualize it in charts, and perform lightweight analysis.

Baltimore, MD

The official website of Charm City, Baltimore, Maryland.

Boulder, CO

Welcome to Boulders Open Data Catalog. The purpose of Boulder Open Data Catalog is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the City of Boulder. We invite you to actively participate in shaping the future of Boulders Open Data Catalog by contacting us to suggest additional datasets or building and submitting applications with the available data.


The Open Chattanooga Brigade empowers citizens with City data to tell stories, solve problems, and better interact with their government. A local chapter of the Code for America Brigade since 2012, our Brigade is seeking creative thinkers, neighborhood advocates, data nerds, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to help develop meaningful solutions to local issues. The Brigade is the citizen arm of Open Chattanooga and needs the passion and skills to make the Collaboratives efforts meaningful.


The Citys data belongs to our citizens and the public. The City of Cincinnati will provide access to government data to improve services, increase accountability and stimulate economic activity. To provide access to government data, encourage the development of creative tools to engage, serve and improve our neighborhoods and the quality of life of our residents.

City of Edmonton

Official site of the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Learn about City services, programs, attractions, events and City projects.

City of London

The London Datastore has been created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as an innovation towards freeing London’s data. We want citizens to be able access the data that the GLA and other public sector organisations hold, and to use that data however they see fit – free of charge. The GLA is committed to influencing and cajoling other public sector organisations into releasing their data here too.

City of Santa Monica

Dallas, TX

Welcome to the City of Dallas open data portal. Explore, create, innovate, engage, share.


DataMade is a civic technology company. We build open source technology using open data to empower journalists, researchers, governments and advocacy organizations. DataMade was born out of Chicagos Open Government community. In 2011, Derek and Forest started working on civic technology as volunteers of Open City. At nights and over weekends, theyve helped make civic apps like Chicago Lobbyists, Clear Streets, and Second City Zoning.

Denver, CO

This catalog was created in partnership with Open Colorado. To search for open data provided by other government organizations in Colorado please visit the Open Colorado Data Catalog.

Detroit, MI

Providing accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making.

Fort Worth, TX

Welcome to the City of Fort Worth open data portal.

Honolulu, HI

E Komo Mai! Welcome to City and County of Honolulus open data portal.

Houston, TX

Welcome to the Houston open data portal. Search for city-related data and maps or upload datasets.

Indianapolis, IN

Explore Data for the Indianapolis, Indiana Civic Hack Days. Documentation available at

Fast, easy, and affordable way to transform data into resources that businesses, governments, NGOs, academia and citizens can use.

Kansas City, MO

Open data allows Kansas City to be more transparent, and allows citizens to be better-informed participants in democratic processes. Open data also provides for better organizational efficiency for programs like KCStat, and allows civic entrepreneurs to more easily build technological solutions to improve City services.

Las Vegas, NV

Machine readable data sets for programmers. Independent software developers are encouraged to use the City???s available data sets to build any application they can imagine.

Lexington, KY

Welcome to Lexington???s open data portal, a collaborative effort between LFUCG and the community. Our mission is to promote the openness, transparency and accountability of local government by providing high-value government data in standards compliant, machine readable format. This will serve as the basis for the creation of useful civic applications by third party developers.

Long Beach, CA

openLB is your one-stop shop for data and information about Long Beach. Click any of the tiles to the left, and you???ll have access to health stats, demographic info, the latest news, and much more.

Los Angeles, CA

We are sharing city data with the public to increase transparency, accountability and customer service and to empower companies, individuals and non-profit organizations with the ability to harness a vast array of useful information to improve life in our city. I hope that this data will help drive innovation and problem solving within the public and private sectors and that Angelenos will use it to more deeply understand and engage with their city. I encourage you to explore to conduct research, develop apps or simply to poke around.

Louisville, KY

Louisville Metro Government is committed to increasing the openness and transparency of city government. This new and improved site is helping with our goal by providing anytime access and views into the very latest city data in an easy to use format

Madison, WI

The City of Madison Data initiative increases the availability of city data using open standards which will make the operation of city government more transparent, effective and accountable to the public. To encourage open access to government data, the City of Madison publishes a wide range of approved city datasets and makes them available at the City of Madison Data portal.

Memphis, TN

Search the City of Memphis, public records using best found research sources online. This City zip code is 37501 with a total population of 646,889. Look up recorded information of Memphis, including demographics and local economy. Link to all levels of Memphis, government and their sites with services which provide public information. Current economy, business and housing data. Read about up to date current events and what is occurring in the City of Memphis. Find out about the background of residents and recorded statistics. Request criminal records specific to the City of Memphis, from law enforcement departments with access to the states repository with official background check of arrests and convicted felonies. Access a directory aimed toward producing open public records and instant information available online. Memphis sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.

Miami, FL

Taxpayers have a powerful new tool to get a closer look at County expenditures, financial reports, salaries, public data and other information.


Nanaimo is a vibrant urban centre found on the east side of beautiful Vancouver Island where an abundance of recreation and cultural opportunities exist giving residents a lifestyle second to none for living, working and playing.

New Orleans, LA

One Team. One Fight. One Voice. One City.

Newark, NJ

Our mission is to promote the openness, transparency and accountability of government by providing high-value government data in standards compliant, machine readable format. This will serve as the basis for the creation of useful civic applications by third party developers.

NYC Open Data

Join more than 1,000 government organizations using Socrata to put their data online, share insights, and make data-driven decisions.


New York City Economic Development Corporations mission is to encourage economic growth in each of the five boroughs of New York City by strengthening the citys competitive position and facilitating investments.

Oakland, CA

We make tools. They increase access to public information. Some help Oaklanders engage more effectively with local government and with each other. We collaborate with Oakland???s civic stakeholders. We help civic-minded volunteers make a difference in their city.

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahomans now have access to a variety of Oklahoma data to view and download. This site provides open Oklahoma government data that is not easily provided within the Interactive Player of the Oklahoma Data Center. Keep up-to-date with Oklahoma government by visiting these two sites frequently. State agencies can gain access to loading data to the Oklahoma Data Center by contacting


OpenCounter helps entrepreneurs to get their businesses up and running more quickly and easily by providing an online interface to the permitting process at City Hall.


OpenDataPhilly is a portal that provides access to over 175 data sets, applications, and APIs related to the Philadelphia region. Built by Azavea, a Philadelphia-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software firm, it is now operated by the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization. OpenDataPhilly is based on the idea that providing free and easy access to data information encourages better and more transparent government and a more engaged and knowledgeable citizenry.

Palo Alto, CA

Fast, easy, and affordable way to transform data into resources that businesses, governments, NGOs, academia and citizens can use.

parisIsApi est le site officiel de la Mairie de Paris. Services, infos pratiques, événements, culture...


A collection of open data APIs from the City of Philadelphia. These APIs are being made available to participants in civic hackathons and other events to provide easy access to useful civic data. Build an app or solution to make your city better.

Phoenix, AZ

PHXdata seeks to unite technologists in the Phoenix area who are engaged in data mining, parsing, visualization, etc. It also serves as a platform for journalists and government officials to connect with civic hackers who want to take public data and make it useful.

Portland, OR

Leveraging creative capacity and civic engagement with open data; empowering citizens to succeed in addressing needs of the community.

Raleigh, NC

The City of Raleigh is a partner in the open government community and strives to become a worldwide model for an open source city. Through the Open Raleigh initiative, the City seeks to develop opportunities for economic development, commerce, increased investment, and civic engagement.

Reno, NV

Welcome to OpenDataReno, a place to see and exchange data relevant to the greater Reno/Sparks/Washoe County area. Feel free to browse! If you are interested in contributing data, please sign up for an account and well be happy to help you.

Riverside, CA

The City of Riverside is committed to providing the public with as much information as possible to promote accountability and trust in government. Engage Riverside is designed to make this information accessible to the public in a central location and provide a launching pad for future transparency efforts. From the city budget to the City Manager???s employment agreement, documents that track how city government works can be found on this site.

Sacramento, CA

Welcome to City of Sacramento open data portal. Our mission is to promote the openness, transparency and accountability of city government by providing high-value government data. This site is dedicated to providing citizens with access and insight into the citys information in standards compliant, machine readable and an easy to use format. This will serve as the basis for the creation of useful civic applications by third party developers.

Saint Louis, MO

The City of St. Louis provides an application programming interface [] (API) for developers to access some of the Citys public data.

San Antonio, TX

Public access for citizens to review or obtain public records. The City has provided citizens a means of requesting open records.

San Diego, CA

Better data for better government and better communities. The San Diego Regional Data Library acquires data for use in civic and social improvements and links data-savvy volunteers with organization that need help.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis.

San Jose, CA

The City of San Jos? is committed to open and transparent government and strives to consistently meet its community???s expectations by providing excellent service in a positive, timely, and transparent manner. It is the duty of City government to serve the public, reaching its decisions and conducting its activities in full view of the public.

Seattle, WA

Official city government site. Citizen, business, and visitor information sections, plus city government information.

Somerville, MA

City of Somerville is one of the leading users of open data for citizen empowerment. From Somerville???s open data portal, citizens can access status updates on 311 requests (and even get a photo of the progress), the city???s budget for the following year, where rats have been sighted around town, health clinic data, missed garbage can picks ups and much more. Somerville is a small town with a big vision.

South Bend, IN

In an effort to increase transparency, spur innovation and generate data-based solutions, the City of South Bend has created an Open Data PlatformExternal Link. This platform holds information about city finances, services and code enforcement, enabling city residents better access information. In addition, the Open Data platform enables the city to better understand captured data and develop data-based solutions to challenging problems. With features that allow government officials and citizens alike to view more information than ever before, South Bend is on the cutting edge of municipal technology, promoting innovative solutions and transparency.

Toledo, OH

This is the overview page where you can see the state of open data across each key dataset.

Tucson, AZ

The City is currently working with a third-party company to develop a new open data portal that will provide the same one-stop access to data, but with additional functionality such as data filtering, graphing, and mapping.

Tulsa, OK

The City of Tulsa has historically taken strides to provide open-record information to the citizens of Tulsa. Over the last several years, the Citys website has received the highest A+ rating from the Sunshine Review organization for government transparency. In May 2013, the Tulsa City Council and Mayor of Tulsa adopted the Open and Accessible Data Resolution, with direction to provide more data online and work toward a higher level of transpare

Twin Cities, MN

Open Twin Cities fosters an inclusive community of civic collaboration and champions open government and civic technology for positive social impact.

Virginia Beach, VA

Hampton Roads Open Datasets. A growing list of links to public data that we can use.

Washington, DC

The District of Columbia GIS (DC GIS) community wants to ensure the District???s data is as open, discoverable and usable as possible in the hopes of fostering greater participation and collaboration. Search the site for datasets by topic, explore featured datasets or review the full list of DC Data sets.

Industry Tag Cloud

This set of tags represent this industry, pulled from the website and marketing materials available for each of the companies listed.

511API LIfeycleAPI Not FoundAPI Service ProviderBaltimoreCaliforniaCanadaCity GovernmentDashboardsDataData ProviderGeoGraphHas APILondonLouisianaMarketplacesNew OrleansNo APINo API DefinitionPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia geodataPortlandSan FranciscoSeattleSocial

They reflect the intent of these platforms, helping people understand what is aavailable for integration into applications.