Governments at the municipal-, county-, and state-level are increasingly making their data open and freely available. Here are some of the government agencies working to advance the open data movement across Arizona.
City of Phoenix
The City of Phoenix Open Data Portal makes its "data open to the public to increase transparency and support innovation" while encouraging the city government to "be more efficient and accountable to the residents."
City of Tempe
The City of Tempe Open Data Portal is a "platform for exploring and downloading both GIS and non-GIS data. Users are encouraged to explore the datasets contained in the portal and to use them to create exciting maps and applications."
City of Mesa
The City of Mesa Open Data Portal contains datasets that "show trend, GIS, or map visuals and include the tabular data for your export, use in applications or to share via social media."
City of Gilbert
The City of Gilbert "Alex" Open Data Portal has created a user-centric open data portal guided by an animated character named "Alex" who can "give you information and show you trends and statistics [...] using Gilbert's real data."
City of Glendale
The City of Glendale Open Data Portal reflects the city's "commitment to improving transparency and accountability to the public. Making Open Data available, discoverable, and usable promotes efficiency and effectiveness in government and it also has the potential to create economic opportunity and improve citizens' quality of life."
City of Scottsdale
The City of Scottsdale GIS Data and Applications site makes a select number of the city's geospatial data resources available for free public consumption.
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Open Data Portal provides access to a limited number of GIS data layers relevant to the region. (ASU affiliates: Use the Map and Geospatial Hub Service Request form to learn more about accessing additional MAG data produced by the agency).
The Valley Metro GeoCenter is a "public platform for exploring transit related GIS applications, downloading publicly available data, and building apps."
City of Tuscon
The City of Tuscon GIS Data platform can be used for "exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging to solve important local issues."
City of Flagstaff
The City of Flagstaff Open Data portal provides access to all of the city's published open data. According to the City of Flagstaff, "Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control."