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Albuquerque and Mayor Richard J. Berry celebrates the global Open Data Day with the release of three new ABQ Open Data sets.

Feb. 21, 2014

Albuquerque - As part of the global celebration of International Open Data day, Mayor Richard J. Berry today proclaimed that Feb. 22, 2014 "Open Data Day" in Albuquerque.

Open Data Day is a global community initiative to promote the release and use of open data. People from around the world gather together online or in person to make innovative solutions to community needs by using open data.

"At the City of Albuquerque we have been at the forefront when it comes to transparency and this event complements our efforts to make information easily accessible to the public," stated Mayor Berry. "As smartphone applications rely more and more on government data, we will continue to use technology to reach a wide audience and provide Albuquerque residents with effective tools to navigate the range of data available including public information records, city services and useful facts."

Additionally, the City will be adding three datasets to its ABQData catalog. The new datasets available for free download will be:

  • Locations of past Parking Citations. View datasets.
  • Restaurant inspections in LIVES format. LIVES is becoming the de facto standard format for restaurant inspections. Having made this data available in other formats for over a year, Albuquerque now joins San Francisco, Louisville, LA County and Wake County as the fifth government entity in the nation to publish restaurant inspection data in LIVES format. View datasets.
  • Non-residential locations within the Albuquerque city boundary used in TV and movies made since 2008. View datasets.

ABQData is the City of Albuquerque's nationally recognized open data portal. There are over 35 freely available datasets encapsulating subjects from pollen data, parks information and public art locations through to employee earnings, realtime transit data, and swimming pool admissions. Smartphone apps and websites that use data from ABQData include ABQRide, wmb.unm.edu and where2vote.unm.edu.

ABQData, the City's Open Data Portal, is at http://www.cabq.gov/abq-data

 

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