Somerville's 'OpenData' Cloud-Based Portal Coming Soon
Residents will be able to look at 311, Department of Public Works and other data using an online portal. A software issue delayed its launch.
Somerville planned to launch it's "OpenData" cloud-based portal in July, but that launch has been delayed because the portal's developer and host, Socrata, Inc., has been dealing with a software licensing issue, according to Jaclyn Rossetti, a spokesperson for the city.
It sounds like that issue is now resolved, and the portal will be launching very soon, Rossetti said.
She said the city's data is ready to go and the portal could launch in a matter of days.
Once launched, residents will be able to create an account and look at a variety of city data.
At first, most of the data will come from the city's 311 system and Department of Public Works, Rossetti said.
Eventually, residents will be able to look at Somerville crime statistics, government spending information, maps and more.