January 14, 2019 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Traffic Tracker Datasets Were Not Updating - Resolved

Due to an issue with the source data over the weekend, the Chicago Traffic Tracker - Congestion Estimates by Segments and Chicago Traffic Tracker - Congestion Estimates by Regions datasets did not update between 1/11/2019 10:50 pm and 1/14/2019 12:10 pm (today).

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

Crimes Datasets Are Not Updating - Resolved

Our crimes datasets are not updating properly and are showing no records more recent than 12/27/2018. We are looking into the problem and trying to fix it.

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December 20, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Payments Dataset Additional Columns

We have modified the Payments dataset to add a CASHED column, indicating whether the payment check has been cashed yet.

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December 11, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

311 Dataset Changes

The City of Chicago is getting ready launch its new 311 system this month.

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November 19, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Public Chauffeurs dataset changes

Due to a change in the source system, there will be some minor effects to the Public Chauffeurs dataset this evening (11/19/2018) and tomorrow morning:

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October 15, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Historical Congestion Estimates by Segment Dataset Is Not Updating - Resolved

The Chicago Traffic Tracker - Historical Congestion Estimates by Segment - 2018-Current dataset has not updated since 10/1/2018. We just became aware of the problem on 10/13/2018 and do not have an estimated fix time. We also do not know yet if the missing time slices will be recoverable or if there will be a permanent gap in the data.

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October 05, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

New Water FOIA Log URL

We recently had a problem with the Department of Water FOIA Request Log dataset. We have restored the data but were not able to keep the previous URL or dataset ID (“4x4” at the end). The dataset is now at https://data.cityofchicago.org/FOIA/FOIA-Request-Log-Water/p4j4-pzyn.

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September 13, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Choropleth Maps of Datasets with Multiple Location Columns

We recently became aware of a technical quirk that affects our dashboard views if the underlying tabular dataset has more than one column of Location or Point type (generically referred to as “Location” in this post). We most commonly have this situation for travel-related datasets where there is both a starting and ending location.

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July 02, 2018 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Affordable Rental Housing Location Fix

We discovered today that the Latitude and Longitude columns in the Affordable Rental Housing Developments dataset were flipped, due to an error during the last update in April 2018. This also affected the Location column. We have fixed the error.

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