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2014

JANUARY 14

The City of Pittsburgh releases a draft of its Open Data legislation, using a collaborative process for feedback and comments from residents and community groups.

2014

MARCH 11

City Council passes the City’s Open Data legislation, which allows the City to responsibly make its data available to the public, and provides guidelines for doing so.

2015

OCTOBER 15

In partnership with Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh, the City helps to launch the Western Pennsylvania Data Center - a regional platform for open, accessible data.

7 City Departments participate by offering datasets: the Departments of Finance, City Planning, Innovation & Performance, Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, Public Safety (Bureaus of Police and Fire), Public Works, and Office of Management and Budget.

2016

WINTER

The Digital Services team attends 30+ community meetings to gather feedback on Burgh’s Eye View, and works to understand community use cases.

2016

OCTOBER 31

Burgh’s Eye View, the “one stop” mobile web application for easily and visually accessing the City’s open data, launches.

2017

JUNE

In a ceremony in the Ulyanovsky region of Russia, WeGo - an international body of smart cities - honors Burgh’s Eye View as one of the top open data applications in the world.

2017

JULY 25

The family of Burgh’s Eye View tools expands with the launch of the Parcel Map, making Pittsburgh’s property data easily accessible for practitioners and residents alike.

In October 2017, the City celebrates two years of open data and 28,000+ Burgh’s Eye View users. Building permit summaries and 311 data are the most downloaded data sets.