Open data, often provided by local government, allows building tools to gain insights. 

Here are some examples.

BALTIMORE OPEN DATA

Baltimore 311

Baltimore 311 dashboard

This dashboard provides insights into Baltimore 311 requests for Solid Waste, Water Wastewater, and Public Works. The data comes from Baltimore Open Data.

It shows:

  • When requests were received (trends)

  • What requests were received (most common types of requests)

  • Where requests were from (council districts and neighborhoods)