Chattanooga Revamps Open Data Portal

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Chattanooga, Tennessee has relaunched its open data portal. The city’s Office of Performance Management and Open Data (OPMOD) is responsible for maintaining the site which has added data visualizations, improved overall portal design and will be handling data updates.

Notably, the updated portal has near real-time connections to many sources of municipal data and will be able to show the most recent information available. That puts the site ahead of many open data portals that still rely on manual input from city agencies which often leads to infrequent or incomplete updates.

In a statement, the city said that “the relaunch of Chattadata is the beginning, not the end, of how citizens and city leaders can work together to better understand our community, improve our systems, and measure those improvements in a forthright and transparent way.”

Users of the portal can access a variety of information including pending 311 requests, crime and fire data, city budget information and mobility data.

The city has also put out a call for data set requests. Individuals can also request new types of visualizations for data that is already available on the portal.