Data collection updating plan

12 May

Previously, the Commission would respond to over 75 annual requests for information on green and yellow taxi trips by laboriously loading millions of data records onto physical hard drives.Putting this data on the Portal has cut down on the time and resources it takes to fill these one-off requests, while also spurring overall usage.NYCHA Energy Data: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is voluntarily joining the Open Data movement and leveraging the Open Data Portal for its first energy data public release.As part of its Next Generation NYCHA Sustainability Agenda published in April 2016, NYCHA has committed to releasing energy consumption and cost data on all of its buildings.Below are some of the accomplishments and progress the de Blasio administration has made on open data initiatives across City agencies.PORTAL USAGE New Yorkers interact with Open Data on a variety of channels – dashboards on agency websites, articles written by data journalists, apps that use our APIs – but at the core of the City’s Open Data ecosystem is the Open Data Portal.In addition, TLC’s datasets of active drivers and active vehicles – which include data on all For Hire Vehicles, including livery, limousine, and app-based services like Uber, in addition to taxis – are now among the most popular on the Portal.

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TLC Trip Record data: Last August, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) published records on every ride taken in green and yellows taxis between January 2009 and June 2015.

Since our last update, traffic on the Open Data Portal has more than doubled.

In the last year, the Portal had: NOTABLE DATA RELEASES NYPD Seven Major Felonies data: In 2015, the New York Police Department published incident-level data on the major felonies committed in the city that year.

311 Call Center Inquiry data: 311 is often the first point of contact the public has with City services.

Though the phone is just one of many ways New Yorkers interact with 311, call center agents answered over 7 million calls this year.