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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 Crash Data

Contains locations and information about every crash incident reported to the police in Allegheny County from 2004 to 2014. Fields include injury severity, fatalities, information about the vehicles involved, location information, and factors that may…

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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…

Reflections on the April, 2016 National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Meeting

Last week, I attended the Spring, 2016 partner meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in San Antonio, Texas. NNIP is a community of practice for data intermediaries organized by the Urban Institute. NNIP has participation from over 30 cities and a growing number of organizations with a national scope. At the partner meetings, I always…

So You Want to Use Open Data

This is the first of a series of posts for new users of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center. We'll also be covering basic free tools to help you get started for telling stories with data and also how to share that. Have something you're interested in? Let us know, we want to hear from…

Using ArcGIS Online and Open Data

ArcGIS is a geospatial tool that helps you create maps to visualize spatial data. Typically, subscriptions to the desktop version of ArcGIS are very expensive, and the software requires a significant amount of training to gain competency. However, by leveraging the power of preformatted open data sets and Esri’s streamlined and free edition of ArcGIS…