Open Data on Seattle.Gov

Open Data Resources

City of Seattle Open Data Policy – February 1, 2016.

Executive Order 2016-1: Directing departments to comply with the new Open Data Policy, directing all City data to be open by preference.

Metadata Template Document - A word document that serves as a template for providing metadata about a dataset.

How to publish - A pdf walking through the steps to creating and publishing a dataset

Video Library - A series of videos to introduce the basics with using

Dataset Selection and Risk Analysis - A word document with a formal process to evaluate dataset candidates for publishing on

Additional Resources from Socrata

Socrata is a key component to Seattle's Open Data initiative. Socrata provides the platform that is hosted on.

  • Socrata Support Site - Socrata's support site features a knowledge base and forums for additional support using the platform.
  • Socrata Developer Site - Documents and resources for developers looking to leverage Socrata's Open Data API