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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 2015. Fields include injury severity, fatalities, information about the vehicles involved, location information, and factors that may…

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Latest Data Center News

Reflections on the September, 2016 National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Meeting in Cleveland

Here’s my recap of the fall partner meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in Cleveland. As always, the staff at the Urban Institute and our NNIP partner in Cleveland did a first-rate job in organizing the meeting and providing us with an outstanding experience. Happy Birthday, NNIP Since 2008, We’ve been a member of NNIP.…

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…