Louisville’s Open Data Team at Metro Technology Services in partnership with our Metro departments run our city’s open data website, which is government transparency and accountability in action. Each department has a Data Governance representative that is responsible for managing their open data publishing.
Open data, public transparency, and data-driven efforts in Louisville remain a strong and continuing priority for the Mayor’s Office and Metro Technology Services. The Data Governance team works to release new data the public values, improve existing data sets, provide accurate metadata, and increase the frequency of data updates and automation.
Learn more from our 2022 Open Data Annual Report (PDF).
Datasets, Visualizations, and Stories
Louisville Metro in partnership with The Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) publishes over 600 datasets including budget items, crime reports, restaurant health ratings, employee salaries, building permits, car collisions, fire runs, and 311 service calls. This information is used by journalists, researchers, non-profits, and residents to help you understand what is happening across all levels of your city and neighborhood.
LOJIC Partnership and Cost Savings
Open data reduces the quantity of and time it takes to fulfill open records requests, has invigorated innovation, economic growth and job creation, reduces duplicative efforts across departments, facilitates data sharing both internally and externally, and improved the efficiency and effectiveness of government services. The site is run using resources provided by our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) partner LOJIC and is built on Esri's ArcGIS Open Data Platform. LOJIC provides a Geospatial Open Data Portal of it's own that works in conjunction with Metro's data offerings and vice versa. This partnership allows for cost and support sharing from Esri and makes it easier to find the content you are looking for.
Open Data Resources