Tacra Open Data & Citizen Engagement

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Tell Stories with Data and Connect with Communities

The Tacra Open Data & Citizen Engagement Cloud puts your open data program on the path to success and sustainability. Your data moves to the cloud where it can be accessed by citizens, businesses, developers, and community organizations to better understand your programs and build partnerships for a stronger community.

  • Open data catalog
  • Public APIs for datasets, metadata, and discovery
  • Interoperability between catalogs through data.json
  • Data pipeline and metadata management
  • Mapping of geospatial data

Data Your Audience Understands

The Open Data and Citizen Engagement Cloud transforms data into a meaningful asset that is easy to discover and surfaced to the right audiences at the right times.

  • Transform your data into interactive graphs, charts, and maps
  • Enhance your data's reach with discovery, query, and metadata APIs
  • Maximize your data's value by sharing it with others through the built-in catalog or on social media
  • Embed content within existing web pages or host it on your open data homepage
  • Give technical developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs easy access to data through the Tacra Open Data API (SODA)
  • Support multiple data formats — .csv, .xlsx, .json, .geojson, .zip (shapefile), and more

Go Beyond Open Data

Our open data platform supports your broader digital strategy by enabling the delivery of other digital services to citizens and businesses.

  • Citizen Connect shows high-interest, public data in an interactive, mobile-friendly map. It provides alerts, analysis, and guided exploration of topics that impact people's daily lives
  • Perspectives helps you tell stories online — with photos, embedded charts, data tables, narratives and more — to connect the dots between policy and outcomes
  • Custom dashboards highlight key information for decision makers — drawing from your data sources and measuring performance and trends in your data
  • Connect easily to our Tacra financial data suite of apps, including Open Performance, Open Budget, Open Payroll, Open Payments

Share All Types of Data

Because data comes from multiple sources and in varied formats, our open data platform is flexible, robust, and able to host data on a variety of topics.

  • Your geospatial data can support maps that share information on capital projects, and schools
  • Financial and economic data such as tax revenues, real estate values, and hotel booking rates provides insight into the health of the government and the local economy
  • Public safety data can show the locations of crimes as well as the use of force, and traffic fatalities
  • Providing information about education, the environment, healthcare, parks, transportation, justice, housing, and permitting are just a few other examples of how governments have used the open data platform to share data with the public

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