GIS and Open Data

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Open Data programs are foundational IT services provided City-wide by the Information Technology Department. 

The GIS and Open Data team specializes in managing spatial data and providing tools for its analysis and visualization for external and internal use. They develop and maintain GIS databases, create maps, and offer expertise in geographic information systems technology. Additionally, they facilitate access to open data, promoting transparency and collaboration by making geographic data available to the public and stakeholders. 

Open Data Portal

Learn more about your city by browsing data from Raleigh's open data portal Our open data portal gives you access to information like budget visualizations, park locator, bus stops, a Raleigh startup map, crime mapping and much more. 

About Open Raleigh 

The City of Raleigh has a long history of open, collaborative government by engaging with citizens to provide a high level of customer service. On February 7, 2012, the Raleigh City Council unanimously adopted an Open Source Resolution. This was the first of many steps designed to make it easier to get information and interact with city government. Raleigh is committed to an open source strategy that highlights transparency, collaboration, and improved access to local government information and data.

Since the passing of the resolution, City staff has engaged with citizen groups, youth development programs, entrepreneurs, and businesses to create an open data roadmap. The open data roadmap was created as a living document under the guiding principles of availability and access, reuse and redistribution, and universal participation. The open data roadmap moves the City forward in creating a set of open data policies. A primary objective is a framework that supports a culture of openness and transparency and leads to an open government process.

For more information, email Open Data with the City of Raleigh.