October 17, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Beach Weather Stations Paused Temporarily

Due to a Chicago Park District hardware upgrade project, the sensors that feed the Beach Weather Stations - Automated Sensors dataset have been offline since 9/30/2019. The project is anticipated to be completed before the end of 2019 and the dataset should start receiving new rows at that time.

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August 23, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

City Owned Land Revision

We have modified the City-Owned Land Inventory dataset to remove records with a status of “In Acquisition” from the dataset. These properties are not yet owned by the City of Chicago and were included prematurely.

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August 08, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Relocated Vehicles Dataset Is Not Updating - Resolved

The Relocated Vehicles dataset is not updating. We are investigating the cause and a potential solution. In the meantime, we will do occasional manual updates but cannot maintain anything close to the normal 15-minute, automated update frequency.

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July 29, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Census Tract Rules for Taxi and TNP Datasets

As discussed in previous posts, we apply specific rules to our Taxi and Transportation Network Provider (TNP) trip data before publication to the Data Portal in order to protect privacy. One of these rules is that for any combination of a 15-minute time period and a Census Tract that has fewer than three trips, we remove the census tract before publication and show only the community area.

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July 17, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data

Scooter Data Streams Now Available

We have made available a new source of open data, which delivers real-time locations of scooters available for rent in Chicago. More information on Chicago’s scooter pilot is available at chicago.gov/scooters.

The data are accessible by API, and each of the 10 scooter companies hosts its own API feed as a requirement of participation. Details on the data specification can be found here. Updated URLs for GBFS feeds are available on GitHub and are also listed below.

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July 16, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Building Permits Dataset Contact Columns Removed

As noted in the previous post Building Permits Dataset Changes, we recently made extensive changes to the Building Permits dataset. Among those changes were:

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July 10, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Divvy Datasets Frozen

Earlier this week, Divvy performed a system upgrade. As part of this upgrade, its real-time station status feed switched from the previous format to a new format, based on the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS).

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July 09, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Building Permits Dataset Changes

We will be making extensive changes to the Building Permits dataset this week. These changes will provide additional and higher-quality data but may have the side effect of requiring corresponding changes by users, especially for any processes that ingest the data in an automated way.

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July 01, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Update of Chicago Taxi Trips Dataset

In November 2016, the City of Chicago launched a dataset of taxi trips in the City of Chicago from January 2013 forward, updated monthly.

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May 07, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Updates to Transportation Network Provider Datasets

We added to the Transportation Network Provider datasets with data reported by the companies covering January to March 2019.

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