About: The City of Chicago's open data portal lets you find city data, lets you find facts about your neighborhood, lets you create maps and graphs about the city, and lets you freely download the data for your own analysis. Many of these datasets are updated at least once a day, and many of them are updated several times a day. The open data portal is required under an executive order signed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on December 10, 2012.
Data Available: Depending on data type, data is available for download as .SHP, .KML, .TIF, and others.
Topics Include: Administration & Finance, Buildings, Community, Education, Environment, Ethics, Events, FOIA, Facilities & Geographic Boundaries, Health & Human Services, Historic Preservation, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Sanitation, Service Requests, Transportation
1. Navigate to the data portal https://data.cityofchicago.org/
2. Search or browse for a dataset by category
3. Use the filters in the left hand column to specify data type
4. Each dataset is unique in the interface used for viewing and downloading the data, look for 'Download' and 'Export' buttons to download data
If you are having trouble finding the data you are looking for, the AGS Library may be able to help.
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