BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Information Technology (BCIT) is relaunching the Open Data Baltimore Hub. This resource houses hundreds of government datasets, regularly updated by City agencies for greater transparency, accountability and access.
The Open Data Baltimore Hub allows people to interact with data, download data files, analyze and visualize data with tools, and build apps.
“The Open Data Baltimore Hub is a powerful tool for transparency and accountability within our city government,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “It is our duty to ensure that city government works for our residents. I encourage Baltimoreans to take advantage of this tool to keep track of the ins and outs of the city and explore the new features as we work together to build a more open and accountable city.”
It allows for transparency in what data is being provided by City agencies, as opposed to the public.
“The updated open data portal reflects Baltimore City’s commitment to data and transparency,” said Todd Carter, CIO for Baltimore City of Information Technology (BCIT). “We trust that this update will assist other organizations and communities that also use the datasets. Open Baltimore is shaped for government and the community to use the technology to promote transparency, improve performance and enhance citizen engagement.”