Data offers a powerful way to measure and improve how any city operates. But in a city that has more than 8 million residents, collating and reviewing all that data in real time can present a massive challenge. We were invited to work with the New York City Mayor’s Office—a champion of data management and civic innovation—CARTO and Hyperakt to develop the New York City data dashboard. Bringing together data from a host of agencies including the New York Police Department and New York Housing Authority, the dashboard includes economic, environmental, social and political indicators that let City Hall keep its finger on the city’s pulse.
The NYC data dashboard is an unprecedented harnessing of data that will define the next iteration of modern government. With the lives and well-being of its residents at the heart of the operation, the dashboard is a fantastic example of data and cutting-edge technology being leveraged for robust and efficient governance.