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Pittsburgh Police Incident Blotter

Police blotter information is a listing of arrests that are documented very shortly after an arrest occurs but does not include investigative, intelligence, nor treatment (medical) data. The information is "semi-refined" meaning a police report…

Allegheny County Property Assessments

Real Property parcel characteristics for Allegheny County, PA. Includes information pertaining to land, values, sales, abatements, and building characteristics (if residential) by parcel. Disclaimer: Parcel information is provided from the Office of Property Assessments in…

Allegheny County Property Sale Transactions

This dataset contains data on all Real Property parcels that have sold since 2012 in Allegheny County, PA. Before doing any market analysis on property sales, check the sales validation codes. Many property "sales" are…

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Abstractions Reflections

Last week, we were fortunate to be invited to organize a "Distractions" workshop at the first-ever Abstractions Conference held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown. Abstractions was a cross-disciplinary conference designed to bring together designers, software developers, engineers, and managers, all of whom have key roles in the software development process. Abstractions was organized by…

Defining Environmental Justice Communities in Allegheny County: Data User Group Meeting Recap

  On July 29, we partnered with the Allegheny County Health Department on an event held at their offices in Lawrenceville. We convened over 30 data users to identify indicators that can be used to identify “environmental justice” communities. The Department's Plan for a Healthier Allegheny calls for targeted and focused strategies and investments to…

Automated Open Data Publishing through ETL

As the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center grows in its number of publishers, and as those publishers release more datasets, having a system to efficiently and automatically load those datasets into the Regional Data Center’s open data portal has become essential. Automating the publication of data will provide our users with routine and predictable data…

May 2016 Newsletter

Introducing the Property Information Extractor - It's as easy as PIE to get property data! We heard you. It's tough to work with the County Assessment Data and it's 550,000+ records. Have you tried the Property Information Extractor? It allows you to pull assessment data by neighborhood, municipality, or even for a user-defined area. Since the assessment data contains…

Building Products and Programs Based on User Feedback

At our first Property Data User Group meeting, we learned quite a bit about how we could improve the user experience for our current and prospective data users. We're finding these User Group meetings invaluable for providing structure to our community engagement efforts, and user feedback to our product and program development efforts. Here are just three…