March 30, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

311 Service Requests - Street Lights - One Out - Historical Column Type Correction

We recently discovered that the historical-only 311 Service Requests - Street Lights - One Out - Historical dataset’s Location column was mistakenly configured as Text data type instead of the Location type that allows for mapping and other geographic functions.

We have changed the column type but because Location is an older, now-deprecated data type, we were not able to use it. Instead, we converted the column to the newer, Point type, which is similar. The other 11 datasets in this historical 311 series were already properly configured with the Location data type and continue to use it.

Due to the original error, we do not believe this column was being used a lot and therefore hope this change will cause minimal disruption for users. However, please feel free to contact us at dataportal@cityofchicago.org or @ChicagoCDO with any questions, comments, or concerns.