City Open Data Portal: Evaluation of Dataset Listing

As the Charlottesville Open Data Portal nears its first anniversary, we wanted to take stock of what data is currently on the portal.  This analysis reviews the Dataset Listing data set. This dataset provides information on the datasets which are available in the portal.  A PDF version of this report is also available.  This information is as of May 30, 2018.

Datasets by Data Steward

The Charlottesville Open Data Portal currently contains 81 datasets. The datasets ordered in decreasing count by Data Steward are as follows:

Dataset Additions

The Charlottesville Open Data Portal contained 71 datasets when it was established in August 2017. The graph below shows the number of datasets that have been added in the following months.

Datasets Added in Last Six Months

Frequency of Update

Number of Datasets by Data Steward and Frequency of Update

Data Sets with Spatial Content

79% of the datasets in the Charlottesville Open Data Portal are spatial datasets.


Doug Caldwell is Smart Cville Board Member.  He is a geospatial analyst with experience in geographic information systems and geospatial technology. Doug recently retired as a researcher from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Alexandria, VA, where his work focused on mapping and visualization. He chaired the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a Federal interagency board responsible for the standardization of geographic names. Doug is an Albemarle County resident with a keen interest in applying the latest geospatial technology to better serve the local community.

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