Additional Resources

Welcome to the Additional Resources page of Open Data Buffalo! Here you will find links to external resources of interest to our community. Click on the icons below to get access to even more data and information! If you'd like to suggest a external data resource that should be included on this page, please e-mail your suggestion to

City of Buffalo, NY Official Website

Looking for information about how to pay bills, submit a service request, or just to see what's new in Buffalo?  Then check out the City of Buffalo website!
There's information about every department in City government, meeting times and minutes of all Common Council meetings, City press releases, self-service payment and service request options, employment opportunities, anonymous tip reporting, and more.
Whether you're looking to know when to put out your recycling tote or looking to adopt a pet from the Buffalo Animal Shelter, the City's website is here to help you.
City of Buffalo Meeting Agendas
View group meeting agendas, journals, summaries, proceedings, and videos on the City's website. 
Buffalo Property Record Card
To review property information on the city website, check out the Buffalo Property Record Card.
Buffalo Water Lead Service Line Dashboard
Buffalo Water provides a dashboard of lead service lines and drinking water contaminants in the City of Buffalo. The goal is to provide safe drinking water to all residents. These data were collected as part of Buffalo Water’s lead and copper sampling program.

City of Buffalo, NY Street Resurfacing and Ratings Map
Every year, the Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets (DPW) resurfaces streets throughout the City of Buffalo. Street selection is based on a combination of DPW’s rating system, 311 requests placed by City residents, and the availability of various grants and other funding sources.

My Treekeeper Buffalo

The City of Buffalo Bureau of Forestry is responsible for maintaining and preserving the public urban forest, which includes all street trees located within the city right of way as well as those inside of parks and city-owned lots.

NFTA Developer Tools

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is a public authority responsible for the public transportation oversight of Erie and Niagara counties in the state of New York. The NFTA provides schedule data in the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS). 

GBNRTC Maps and Data

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Erie and Niagara Counties. MPOs devise solutions to regional transportation problems, which involves addressing land use, air quality, energy, economic development, and commerce.

Open NY (

Open NY is Governor Cuomo’s award-winning initiative of policies, programs and tools that provide public access to digital data for collaboration and analysis. Empowering the public and government with data for the digital age. Browse and download over 1,500 New York State data resources on topics ranging from farmers’ markets to solar photovoltaic projects to MTA turnstile usage.

NYS GIS Clearinghouse

The New York State Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Clearinghouse, operated by the NYS ITS GIS Program Office, was established to disseminate information about New York's Statewide GIS Coordination Program and to provide access to the New York State GIS Data and Metadata Repository.

NYS DOT GIS Applications

The NYS Department of Transportation is responsible for coordinating and developing comprehensive transportation policy for the State. The NYS DOT website has GIS resources available to the public including Winter Travel Advisories, Traffic Data Viewer, Posted Bridges, etc.

U.S. Federal Open Data (

U.S. Federal Open Data is a strategic national resource. American businesses depend on this government data to optimize their operations, improve their marketing, and develop new products and services. Federal Open Data also helps guide business investment, foster innovation, improve employment opportunities, and spur economic growth.

DotGov (

The DotGov Program, part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, operates the .gov top-level domain (TLD) and makes it available to U.S.-based government organizations, from federal agencies to local municipalities. DotGov makes it easy to register a .gov domain name and ensures that the name resolves in the global domain name system (DNS). The official dataset of .gov domains is updated regularly.

U.S. Census (

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Bureau's goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data collected. Access data through products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.

Open Data Network

The Open Data Network brings together a vast ecosystem of participants, including governments that are open data publishers and consumers of open data; businesses that incorporate and use government data; civic developers and entrepreneurs who build open data service delivery apps; and the citizens who benefit from open data. The Open Data Network takes a standards-based, industry-specific approach that streamlines access to sharable, comparable, interoperable, and measurable data.

U.S. Health & Human Services is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all. This information includes clinical care provider quality information, nationwide health service provider directories, databases of the latest medical and scientific knowledge, consumer product data, community health performance information, government spending data and much more.

NYS Department of Health

Explore the Health Data NY catalog! Browse data about your environment, home or workplace. Research health care facilities and professional services available in New York. Look at health trends in your community and across the state. Discover the cost of a procedure or which facilities are meeting quality standards. Find statistics on births and deaths, and much more!

The confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories.

National Centers for Environmental Information

NCEI is the world’s largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic are just a few of the types of datasets available. Detailed descriptions of the available products and platforms are below.

Cultural Resource Information System

CRIS is an advanced Geographic Information System program that provides access to New York State's vast historic and cultural resource databases and now digitized paper records. CRIS provides users with access to more than 1.5 million pages of digital images including, National Register documents, building and archaeological inventory forms and survey reports and a wide variety of additional legacy data.

Food Resources In Buffalo, NY - Seeding Resilience Initiative

The Seeding Resilience initiative has aggregated food-related resources available in Buffalo, NY. 
They are updating this map live time.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

The County Health Rankings provide a snapshot of a community’s health and a starting point for investigating and discussing ways to improve health.  The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, and are complemented by guidance, tools, and resources designed to accelerate community learning and action.

Black Wealth Data Center

The Black Wealth Data Center is building a comprehensive repository for Black wealth data. Our Racial Wealth Equity Database aims to empower decision-makers with reliable data and raise the national standard for data collection and accessibility.