Last month, the Atlantic’s “Cities” page ranked its top 10 “Metro Data Releases of 2011,” and I thought it was worth sharing.
The list includes everything from mosquito-trap data (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) to public employees’ salaries (Chicago). The top spot went to Seattle’s database of code violations, which tracks progress on complaints.
If you are looking for good examples of how a city can present data to the public, the cities with releases on this list provide great examples. Here are the links to each city’s main data site:
- Edmonton (Canada)
- New York City
- San Francisco (for more on San Francisco’s efforts, see this video interview with Chris Vein).
- Washington, D.C.
For good measure, I’ll add the Obama Administration’s effort at presenting federal data online, data.gov.