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Lighthouse in Discovery Park

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Evergreen Apps Challenge

Evergreen Apps Challenge is a joint initiative of the City of Seattle, Washington State’s Broadband Office and King County to produce sustainable applications to help find new and useful ways to use government data and serve the people in our communities. Learn More

Open Data Resources

Metadata Template Document - A word document that serves as a template for providing metadata about a dataset.

How to publish - A pdf walking through the steps to creating and publishing a dataset

Video Library - A series of videos to introduce the basics with using data.seattle.gov

Dataset Selection and Risk Analysis - A word document with a formal process to evaluate dataset candidates for publishing on data.seattle.gov

Additional Resources from Socrata

Socrata is a key component to Seattle's Open Data initiative. Socrata provides the platform that data.seattle.gov is hosted on.

  • Socrata Support Site - Socrata's support site features a knowledge base and forums for additional support using the platform.
  • Socrata Developer Site - Documents and resources for developers looking to leverage Socrata's Open Data API