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
We are aware that most records from the Food Inspections dataset are missing and are working to restore them. We will post an update to this post when we know more or have restored the records.
Update 1/31/2017, 10:00 am - We have restored the records.Read more
We have made two changes to the Business Owners dataset:
- Records now go back to 2002 (previously 2006) for compatibility with the Business Licenses dataset.
- We changed the source for the Legal Name column so that it more accurately displays the legal name. Previously, it sometimes displayed a related name for the business.
Before these changes, the legal name issue created some unintended duplication of otherwise-identical records. Therefore, the fix reduces the number of records but that reduction happens to be approximately offset by adding four years of data so the end result is only a small change in record count.Read more