News Feed


Welcome to the Open Data Buffalo News Feed, your source to keep you up-to-date on all things Open Data Buffalo! Wondering if a new dataset has been released? Has a new initiative been launched by Open Data Buffalo? Has a community project been showcased? Has a new visualization, data lens, or dashboard been created to provide insight into the City's data? You'll find all the answers to these questions and more here so stay tuned and check back often!

April 25th, 2018:
The City of Buffalo Public Art Inventory dataset has been uploaded to the portal.
Explore the data by checking out the new CitiStat Buffalo: Buffalo Arts Commission dashboard to view and filter interactive charts, maps, and graphs.

April 25th, 2018:
The Open Data Buffalo Community Showcase is live! Check out what the local civic tech community is building with open data and gain inspiration for projects of your own.
Have you built something awesome with Buffalo's open data? Email us at opendatabuffalo@city-buffalo.com and share what you've spun up to get the recognition you deserve.

April 16th, 2018:
The Monthly Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Statistics dataset has been updated with March 2018 information.

April 11th, 2018:
The Neighborhood Curbside Recycling Rates and Monthly Recycling and Waste Collection Statistics  datasets have been updated with March 2018 information.

April 6, 2018:
The Buffalo Police Department Camera Locations datasets now has an Installation Date field.
Click on any of the points on the map to the right to see the new data!

April 4, 2018:
This free event will be an opportunity to hear from the City of Buffalo about our open data resources and exchange ideas with your peers in the local civic tech community. 

March 28, 2018:
The Parks geospatial data is now downloadable in the following geographic file formats: KML, KMZ, Shapefile, and GeoJSON
If you notice any instance where geographic information isn't performing as expected, please add a comment to the dataset by clicking the orange Discuss button at the top of the dataset page.

March 23rd, 2018:
Build something innovative using the City's data and win the grand prize of $5,000! Entries due Sunday, April 22nd. Register now and start innovating! #buffaloinnovates

March 20th, 2018: 
The dataset release timeline is live! Check it out to see what the Open Data Buffalo team is working on and when you can expect datasets to be uploaded to the portal.

The Buffalo Public Schools dataset has been uploaded to the open data portal. 

The 2018-2019 Assessment Roll dataset has been uploaded to the open data portal. Explore this dataset through its data lens, a unique, dynamic format that displays data in a way that is both informational and visually interesting.
Or check out the CitiStat dashboard by clicking the tile to the right to view and filter the interactive charts, maps, and graphs.

March 16th, 2018:
The Monthly Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Statistics dataset has been updated with February 2018 information.

March 8th, 2018:
The Neighborhood Curbside Recycling Rates and Monthly Recycling and Waste Collection Statistics  datasets have been updated with February 2018 information.

The CitiStat Buffalo: Permits dashboard is live! Click on the tile to the right to learn about permits issued by the Department of Permit & Inspections Services since 2007.
Filter the interactive pie charts, graphs, and maps to get detailed and focused insight on what's happening in your community.

March 2nd, 2018:
The geospatial asset Commercial valuation district boundaries has been uploaded to the open data portal.

March 1st, 2018:
Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T is launched. The Challenge asks contestants to build solutions that address social and civic issues impacting City of Buffalo residents using data from the City’s new Open Data Buffalo portal to drive their innovative solutions. Read more about it and register at www.buffaloinnovates.com!

February 22nd, 2018:
Mayor Byron W. Brown announces the launch of Open Data Buffalo, the City's official open data portal and program, at his 2018 State of the City Address. Read about it here.