It’s great to see you’re getting started with data. It may seem a little overwhelming at first, but don’t worry. Every data wizard was once a beginner. We’ve developed a number of resources to support you.



Our tutorials are a great place to learn more about how to use the open data portal and some of our commonly used tools.

Beginner FAQs

We’ve written a series of FAQs to provide answers to your questions about open data, where to find help, and how to request data.


Data Guides

We have developed some user-friendly guides to some of our most popular datasets to provide you with background on what’s in the data, how it is created, and things to know about the data. We are always adding to our collection of data guides.


Getting Help

No matter how big or small, please contact us if you have a question about anything related to data. We also encourage you to check out our events calendar, as many of the events listed will help you build your data literacy and data skills.