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== Data available outside of CivicApps.org ==
 
== Data available outside of CivicApps.org ==
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Datasets to request, or scrape? - Serves as a bit of an extension to the wishlist
 
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/cgis/metadata/viewer/main.cfm?db_type=sde City GIS Metadata Directory]
 
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/cgis/metadata/viewer/main.cfm?db_type=sde City GIS Metadata Directory]
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* Project Forecast Calendar for [http://www.portlandonline.com/purchasing/bids/index.cfm?action=ListPTE professional, technical, and expert services] and [http://www.portlandonline.com/purchasing/bids/index.cfm?action=ListConstruction construction]
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* Contract bidding: [http://cityofportland.ebidsystems.com/public/solicitations.asp opportunities] and [http://cityofportland.ebidsystems.com/public/bids.asp awarded bids] (also, a [http://twitter.com/PortlandProcure twitter account]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/index.cfm?c=42454& List of companies composting their food waste]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=27890 Portland city code, and other law and policy documents]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/?c=39825& Business event calendar]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=26979& council agendas]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=29014 neighborhood calendars]
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* [http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dbcs/elections/index.shtml Multnomah County Elections results]
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* [http://www.cascadelink.org/elect/index.html Regional elections results]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=51811&a=284506 Portland historical timeline]
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* [http://www.irissoft.com/INFO/ 211 community resource database]
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* PDX (the airport): [http://www.portofportland.com/flights.aspx arrivals and departures], [http://www.portofportland.com/Aviation_Stat.aspx aviation statistics], [http://pdx.webtrak-lochard.com/template/index.html Neat playback of flight radar, for noise reporting], [http://www.portofportland.com/Parking.aspx parking status]
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* Port of Portland: [http://www.portofportland.com/Marine_WebCam_T6.aspx Terminal 6 webcams], [http://www.portofportland.com/Nvgt_Rvr_Frcst.aspx river depth forecast (flash)], [http://www.portofportland.com/Marine_Stat.aspx statistics], [http://www.portofportland.com/T6_Home.aspx vessel schedule]
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* [http://www.housingconnections.org/ Housing connection]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=28258 City Council videos]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/licenses/lookup/ Business license lookup]
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* [http://www.portlandtransportation.org/trafficcounts/default.htm Traffic counts]
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* [http://www.downtownportland.org/getting-around/map/Park#Parking Real-time downtown smart park availability]
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=== Interesting submission forms ===
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Listed both as sources of interesting datasets to request access to and as potential endpoints for automated submission.
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=32302 Crime prevention] - This form offers no context about why someone would use it.
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=50287 report a visibly disabled vehicle]
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* [http://sanjose938291.bluearcher.com/public/brb03928/form.asp graffiti report]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=40183 Liquor complaints]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?&c=47599 Nuisance complaints]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=50286 Housing violation complaints]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?&c=42240 Report construction violation, dangerous building, erosion control, environmental violation, noise, sign, or zoning violation]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?action=UpdateItem&category_id=596&c=40884 Report streetlight problem]
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=40202 Portland Odor Monitor Report] - I'd really like to see the dataset from this one opened up.
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* [http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=35717 Sidewalk repair] - There should be a form here, but there isn't
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* [http://www2.co.multnomah.or.us/Health/vector/deadbird.aspx Dead bird report]
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* [http://www.mchealth.org/vector/standwater.html Standing water report]
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* [http://www.mchealth.org/vector/compform.htm Disease vector report]
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.civicapps.org/ Website]
 
* [http://www.civicapps.org/ Website]
 
* [http://getsatisfaction.com/civicapps CivicApps Feedback on Get Satisfaction]
 
* [http://getsatisfaction.com/civicapps CivicApps Feedback on Get Satisfaction]

Revision as of 12:15, 28 May 2010

CivicApps is a open data / open source project sponsored by several Portland-area government agencies. Currently over 100 civic data sets are available, including geographic, 911, transit, streets, and parks data.


Data Wishlist

More data will be available in the future. Some things we might like to see are:

  • Street sweeping schedules; the City has only 3 sweepers for all of the residential streets in Portland, and strives to cover the entire City twice, maybe three times a year. This prevents the City from publishing a reliable schedule. The upcoming work to be performed is typically based on proximity to the current work being performed, so if the City were to use GPS technology to post where they are presently, one may infer the likelihood of service in their neighborhood. Other ideas?
  • DEQ data: pollution sources? hazard reports? http://www.deq.state.or.us/news/databases.htm
  • Garbage hauling schedules per hauler; given the popular need for these, the City of Portland is attempting to coordinate delivery of these by this fall for both garbage and recycling.
  • Willamette Bridges status, API query for Lowered, In-transition, Raised
  • Multnomah County Library catalog data — It's available through the WorldCat API. The basic API access is open to noncommercial use, but the more complex options require membership.

Data available outside of CivicApps.org

Datasets to request, or scrape? - Serves as a bit of an extension to the wishlist

Interesting submission forms

Listed both as sources of interesting datasets to request access to and as potential endpoints for automated submission.


External Links