During a stakeholder meeting on open data in the fall, a Kansas City resident who is also a professor at UMKC asked if the City could make traffic studies available. This request also ranked high on our data ideas tool. We are happy to let you know this request has been delivered. You can look at raw data, download the PDF versions of the studies, or navigate the data visually on a map. This type of information is valuable for entrepreneurs, realtors, urban planners, developers and residents. Here is a big thank you to our Public Works’ street and traffic engineers for their openness and effort to bring this data to you.
Grade A – Above and Beyond
It’s our norm to hear about who failed to comply but what about the flip side? The Kansas City, Mo., Health Department gives a Grade A Food Excellence Award to establishments that go above and beyond health code requirements to excel in sanitation and food safety. Check out a map of the locations.
Did you know there are more than 600,000 records of 311 cases that have been uploaded to the Data Catalog? Here’s where you come in – filter the data through your lens; create a view you care about; and give us feedback using the discussion feature. This is just the beginning. We are fine tuning and expanding the 311 data feed. We aim to update it weekly. By summer we plan to have live 311 data available.
In the News
There is an interesting article about the evolution of using data to solve problems. In NYC, the mayor has a geek squad analyzing and solving problems using data they already have. If you want to get involved with Kansas City’s Open Data, sign up for our Brigade.
Spring is just around the corner, stay tuned for data on farmer’s markets, community gardens and local farms.