This week, New York City officials released a new report chronicling past and present open data efforts since the passage of its open data by default law in 2012.
In the report, the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) announced that 135 data sets -- information taken from city departments for public use -- are scheduled for release by the end of 2014, and 100 more will be released in 2015.
The data sets are intended for use by citizens, businesses, non-profit groups and entrepreneurs and, according to the release, complement the city’s current archive of more than 1,300 data sets that reside in the city’s open data portal.
Since the open data law’s adoption and subsequent NYC Open Data Plan implementation in 2013, city agencies have been required to methodically categorize and release data in open formats and without cost to citizens.
The report represents New York’s first annual update.
Additionally, the data sets complement the city’s current archive of more than 1,300 data sets that reside in the city’s open data portal and are intended to engage citizens, spur entrepreneurial activity and support the city’s services. Acting Chief Open Platform Officer Nicholas O’Brien, described the report as one that showed both a commitment to open data, as well as a testament to just how far the city has come since its start.
“This update demonstrates New York City’s commitment to government transparency and openness,” O’Brien said. “New York is a national pioneer in open data, and this plan provides a road map for our continued leadership in this area,” O’Brien said.
The city listed a number of “highly sought-after” open data sets in its release, and they can be found below. However, access to the compete list can be found here.