Data Ideas

This forum page is for you to suggest data sets you wish were available, data you need for your work, for app development or research. Please post project ideas for the data also, and if you know of the data someone else has listed being available somewhere please post the link and also publish it to http://data.openoakland.org. We’re looking for data at the city and county level too!

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  1. Web-based mapping tool focused on vacant land in Oakland

    The Oakland Community Land Trust (OakCLT) is partnering with a group of volunteers on an initiative called CityFarmShare. In brief, the overarching goal of CityFarmShare is to make more land available for community gardening and urban agriculture in Oakland.

    A group out of NYC (596acres.org) has developed a property viewer specifically suited to this kind of work. The code is on GitHub, and has recently been adapted for use in New Orleans and Philadelphia. We’d love to stand up a version of this platform for CityFarmShare and OakCLT to help push our work forward in Oakland.

    Data from the Alameda…

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      1 comment  ·  I have this data, help me publish it!  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • GIS Maps that show air quality, air pollution, and community demographics.

      I work for a non-profit that is trying to secure funding for school programs centered around air quality and climate change. One of the things we need to convince potential funders of is that the areas with the worst air are also the areas where communities of color are centered.

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      • Network mapping of Bay Area nonprofit relationships

        Interested? I'd love to talk to others who are - let's meet up and talk about it!

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        • Violence prevention, violence interruption programs

          Oakland has over 30 civilian programs related to violence and crime prevention. Many are funded through measure Y. Most have other, usually greater, funding from other sources. There does not seem to be any central repository of these programs. Such a repository would be useful for people who need service or want to get involved. A GIS component could relate where these programs operate to crime levels in those areas

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          • Oakland Unified Staff Data

            Oakland Unified's HR department strives to find, keep and grow extraordinary adults who are committed to providing incomparable instruction, services and schools for Oakland’s children. However; without data to tell us who our successful employees are and where they are coming from, it is difficult to ensure we are providing our students with the most effective adults we can.

            OUSD is building systems and processes around data to help us to better answer strategic questions about our staff, but even before our larger data clean-up efforts are finished, there is data that we can use to learn more about our…

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            • Hyperlocal job listings

              We're lucky if job listings are tied to a city or zip code. Better to see job listings by block or sub-neighborhood. We can use this to fill local jobs faster, to minimize commutes, and improve the local economy.

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              • Crime report data mapped to show common criminal routes and overall vectors

                Most criminals behave in habitual ways... commit the same categories of crime... the same way... often in the same areas, too. I propose mapping crimes (that can be linked to the same perpetrator) by date and time to show a probable route of travel and then an overall vector. Map enough of these routes and OPD could target these hot routes for increased patrols and more diligent enforcement of jaywalking, vandalism, noise and moving violations, etc. Using the vectors OPD could pinpoint areas where criminal organizations are basing their operations.. or where multiple perpetrators are living.

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                • Building permits- we need to see who is developing and receveloping property

                  We need access to information on the building permits for new construction and major renovations. This will help in planning efforts and new business investment decisions.

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