New Data Released to Phila.gov/map and as APIs

As part of the City’s continued open data effort, this past Sunday a handful of new data sets were released to the public by way of open APIs and on Philadelphia’s central mapping website Phila.gov/Map: Health Centers, Evacuation Routes, High Rise Rally Points, Cooling Centers and KEYSPOT locations.

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The health centers data set and map include centers operated by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health as well community health centers (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers). It provides medical and dental phone numbers where applicable and the website for each center for additional information.

Three data sets from the Office of Emergency Management were released. The evacuation routes data and map can help you prepare yourself and your family in the case of an evacuation whether by walking, driving, or taking public transportation. A separate map and data set helps you familiarize yourself with the high rise office buildings (seven stories or more) and their evacuation rally points. Finally, for the summer, there is a map and data set of cooling centers made up of pools and spraygrounds open to the public and cooling locations that are only opened in the event of an official Heat Warning.

The KEYSPOT map and data set, simply put, provide the locations and other information about the KEYSPOT computer lab locations operated by the Freedom Rings Partnership.

For software developers, information on these geospatial APIs as well as the rest of the APIs provided by Philadelphia is available at phlapi.com including an interactive API console.

Many thanks to GIS staff and others are the Department of Health, the Office of Emergency Management, Parks and Recreation and the Office of Innovation and Technology for maintaining and facilitating the release of this data. Future open data releases can be tracked via the City of Philadelphia’s public Trello board.

iconDavid Walk is a GIS Developer for the City of Philadelphia. Follow David on Twitter @ddw17

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