A few weeks ago, we posted a story about the City’s GIS Services Group and a housecleaning project that resulted in three batch releases of geospatial data. Today, the third batch was released, consisting of data related to public health and human services.
Of the data sets released, two include out-of-school programming information for parents making plans for the upcoming school year. This data was released by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Parks and Recreation and is maintained by the Department of Public Health. The remaining three data sets come from the Department of Public Health itself, one of which is a previously released set of Vital Statistics that includes Birth and Death counts by zipcode or census tract. The batch in total includes the following data sets:
- DHS Out of School Programs
- PPR Out of School Programs
- WIC Offices
- Healthy Chinese Takeout
- Vital Status Events
The GIS Services Group’s housecleaning project involved taking an inventory of the City’s central data warehouse, working with hundreds of geospatial data sets from across City departments to refresh data sets, metadata, and permissions. The project resulted in dozens of data sets being approved for public release and helped the City’s GIS publishing policies and practices evolve and spread to an internal community of geodata analysts and publishers. Read more about this effort – and its results – in our first blog post of the series.