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NYC Open Data

NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalog offers access to a repository of government-produced, machine-readable data sets.

Anyone can use these data sets to participate in and improve government by conducting research and analysis or creating applications, thereby gaining a better understanding of the services provided by City agencies and improving the lives of citizens and the way in which government serves them.

The data sets are available in a variety of machine-readable formats and are refreshed when new data becomes available. Data is presented by category, by City agency, or by other City organization. Descriptions of the data, the collection method, and other contextual material, called metadata, make the data sets easier to understand and use. Use of these data sets and how they are generated can be better understood by reading the Terms of Use.

As of July 2015, there are over 1,350 data sets currently available on the NYC open data portal, more than any other U.S. City. Explore NYC Open Data.

The Open Data Plan was updated in July 2015 and outlines the timeline of data releases for each agency through the 2018 deadline.

There are 282 data sets currently listed in the Open Data Plan. View the Open Data Plan (pdf).

 

Descriptions provided by NYC Open Data