Today we are releasing version 1.4.1 of OpenGrid source code. It contains a handful of bug fixes and regressions, including:Read more
We have updated the Boundaries - City geographic dataset with a slightly updated version of the City of Chicago boundary. The changes primarily relate to land acquired for O’Hare airport modernization and have been in effect for quite some time but we only recently realized they were not reflected in this dataset.Read more
Knowing how easy it can be for data portal administrators to miss a very useful enhancement, as we initially did in this case, we wanted to highlight a change Socrata recently made. It is now possible to update some dataset column properties without creating a working copy and publishing again.Read more
Today, we have rolled-out an alpha version of a new feature in RSocrata to export and archive data from Socrata open data portals. The new version is currently on the “nightly” branch of RSocrata repo on GitHub. Below, we’ll outline how the new
export.socrata function works as of version 1.8.0-3.
RSocrata 1.7.2 is now available on CRAN. This release contains a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. The core development team has also changed a policy to support the most recent version of R.Read more
We are having a technical error updating the Building Permits dataset. The data last updated Sunday morning, although little or no new data is generated over a weekend so today is the first day the dataset is behind in any significant way.
We are working on tracking down and solving the problem and will post any substantial updates as edits to this post – including when the dataset updates have resumed.
Update 3/30/2017 - The dataset has been updating properly since 3/23/2017.Read more
The City of Chicago Data Portal login page recently got a new look, along with other Socrata sites. Users need not do anything different but since the change could prompt concerns about the legitimacy of the page, we wanted to verify the change.
Should you ever have concerns about the legitimacy of a page or anything else related to our site, we encourage you to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ChicagoCDO. You can also contact Socrata directly through its support site.Read more
We have discovered that, in addition to the earlier problem with the Food Inspections dataset, other datasets are also missing records, either just the last day or two or larger numbers. This includes the 311 datasets.
We are continuing to investigate and will post significant updates to this post.
Update 2/1/2017, 11:20 am - Today’s updates ran correctly so all affected datasets are up to date. We think we have solved the root problem.Read more