Boston Open Data Portal Broadens Access to Geospatial Data for all
Case Study City of Boston
This article was originally published by Applied Geographics Inc. (AppGeo), a company acquired by The Sanborn Map Company Inc in September 2022.
AppGeo partnered with OpenGov to design, develop and launch the City’s new Open Data Portal. The focus of the new platform is on usability, quality content, storytelling of downstream uses of open data, and robust programmatic access through APIs. The project emphasized engagement of users and understanding the diverse needs for open data — by City Departments, by citizens, by businesses and by technologists. The City hopes the new platform will serve authoritative source for analytics, applications, decision making and insights to the City’s investments, initiatives and operational performance.