Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is giving city residents insight into parking ticket metrics via an open data portal dubbed Street Talk: Parking Tickets in LA.

Mobile devices and geographic information system software were partly responsible for yielding a homeless person census in Aurora, Colo., that was more accurate than the previous year’s count, according to the director of the city’s homelessness program.






Criminal justice professionals can now engage in discussion, collaboration, and knowledge sharing thanks to the Data Justice Network.






The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab used Google Street View to map the tree canopies in various cities around the world in order to inform the decisions of city planners on where to plant trees.






The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services do not have enough medical data to ensure that payments are correct or beneficiaries have access to covered services, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Feb. 6.






Cincinnati’s Office of Performance and Data Analytics recently launched CincyInsights, an open data portal with 15 dashboards containing city information.






New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio debuted a new location intelligence dashboard designed to assist data-driven decision-making across city agencies.






Uber will make its traffic data available to local government officials, with plans to eventually make the data accessible to everyone.






The City of Long Beach, Calif., launched DataLB, an open data portal, which uses geospatial mapping technology for people to look up boundaries, health, infrastructure, planning, recreation and parks, safety, schools, and transportation information as it pertains to their area.






Fayetteville, N.C., is turning to an online app to monitor the performance of the city’s services and programs. TRACStat, a new publicly available application, will report key performance indicators, such as performance data, budget and financial data, and updates for strategic projects across the city. The new app is replacing semiannual printed reports or static documents posted on a website.






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