The City of New York is working with large jurisdictions across the country and the Federal Government to aggregate and share data. The sharing of municipal data enables data-driven decision making and analysis in a way never possible before.
Cities.data.gov is a new one-stop destination for searchable, sortable, and downloadable data. The website currently includes datasets from New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and the Federal Government. The unified data portal also provides links to download apps, details on civic challenges, and open data policies. This initiative promotes transparency in government while providing developers and the public with the tools to build innovative applications and platforms for their communities.