Data

Below is a curated list of publicly available civic data sets to work with. They are available in various formats and methods. If you would like any help in working with this data, feel free to join us in Slack and ask the community for assistance!

Local

City of Wichita Kansas Open Data Portal – Search for, access and download a variety of data sets including many GIS data sets maintained by the City of Wichita’s GIS division.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps – Find out how healthy a county is and explore factors that drive health. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) website is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and is a collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Regional/State

The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com – Databases and directories from around Wichita and KS. Databases include info for Salary database, Restaurant database and Moose database.

Kansas Data Sources – A portal to a number of other Kansas data sets on health, education and crime on the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) website, which is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and is a collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

KansasOpenGov – A free service provided by Kansas Policy Institute. KPI is an independent think-tank that advocates for free market solutions and the protection of personal freedom for all Kansans.

State of Missouri – The official State of Missouri data sets and views.

St. Louis Data Wiki – Wiki run by Open Data STL, a group of civic-minded data-savvy citizens of St. Louis and the surrounding metropolitan area that has come together to provide resources for finding openly available data related to the growth, history, productivity and demographics of St. Louis.

WSU’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) – Regional storehouse for local, state and national statistical and business databases on business and economics.

National

Data.gov – The U.S. Government’s open data portal, which includes data, tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations and more.

The White House Open Gov Initiative – A complete collection of White House data sets.

Sunlight Foundation Data and APIs – Provide free data sets and APIs for state and national data.

Community Commons – Data, tools and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities through public access to thousands of meaningful data layers that allow mapping and reporting capabilities to explore community health. Managed by the three-organization team: Institute for People, Place and Possibility (IP3), the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems, and Community Initiatives.


Note: These resources have been provided for information only. Use of any data set is between the user and the data provider as covered by their terms of service. To have your data set added or removed, contact us at OpenWichita.com (sethetter [at] gmail).</p>