Infographic: Data on Chicago’s increasing amount of open data

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The City of Chicago has released it’s 2013 report on open data and the city’s efforts to publish all appropriate datasets to its data portal.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made open data a priority and one of the new initiatives in 2014 will be to allow the public to suggest new datasets directly through the data portal.

Besides the city’s own data portal, datasets also are released through the City’s Github account and the City of Chicago’s Data Dictionary. There’s a lot of city data out there, and it’s growing, based on the latest report.

For example, since the beginning of 2012, the number of datasets have more than doubled:

The number of people seeking out the data is sharply on the rise as more and more data becomes available:

Data downloads also shot up in 2013, and in September, 7.96 terabytes of data were accessed, compared with only 2.26 terabytes in Sept. 2012.

The city has announced a number of datasets in the works for 2014, including:

311 calls: While the city currently discloses the 12 most common requests for service, they’ll also be making data available on rodent sightings, illegal business complaints, aircraft noise complaints and heating and cooling complaints from tenants.

Business violations: Dataset will have all of the business violations on file with the City’s Department of Administrative Hearings, going back to 2001.

Building, property and construction violations: This will include all violations on file with the City’s Department of Administrative Hearings, dating back to 2001.

Public safety and hazard violations: This will include things such as driving while using a cell phone and will include violations on file with the City’s Department of Administrative Hearings, dating back to 2001.

City-owned assets: Dataset will include all assets, including all vehicles.

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