City of Long Beach extends open data portal with Opendatasoft
Leading digital city focuses on engaging users and citizens with open data
Boston and Paris, May 3, 2023, Opendatasoft, a global leader in the democratization of data, today announced that the City of Long Beach in California has extended its use of Opendatasoft’s technology to power its open data portal.
Named a top 10 digital city for 12 consecutive years by the Center for Digital Government, Long Beach first deployed Opendatasoft in 2020. The new contract will see the city further develop its portal, including focusing on data-driven storytelling to increase transparency and engagement while connecting new data sources and making them available to citizens and other stakeholders.
The City of Long Beach open data portal currently contains 20 datasets with over 930,000 records. It covers areas as diverse as the status of service requests submitted via the city’s 311 reporting system, animal shelter data, employee diversity demographic information and an inventory of trees planted across the city. As part of its commitment to openness and engagement the Long Beach team has created dashboards and visualizations for the majority of its datasets. This ensures that its data is inviting, engaging, and understandable to citizens.
“Over the past three years we’ve built a close partnership with Opendatasoft, helping us deliver compelling data experiences that build trust and transparency with our citizens and other stakeholders,” said Behrang Abadi, Digital Services Bureau Manager, City of Long Beach. “As a forward-thinking city, open data is essential to our strategy and our new agreement will extend how we use Opendatasoft, creating more visualizations and dashboards to inform and engage our community.”
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast.
“The City of Long Beach has developed a strong reputation as a digital leader, focusing on how technology and data can benefit both citizens and its ongoing operations,” said Franck Carassus, Chief Sales Officer and co-founder of Opendatasoft. “Building on its success and best practice, Long Beach now has innovative plans to extend its use of open data, providing a perfect example of how data can transform city government and relationships with citizens.”
The City of Long Beach open data portal can be accessed at https://data.longbeach.gov/pages/home-page/
To read a full case study on the City of Long Beach visit https://www.opendatasoft.com/en/resources/success-story-long-beach/
Opendatasoft is a global leader in the democratization of data. It provides an all-in-one SaaS platform that allows all teams to quickly create compelling digital experiences with their data and share them across their internal and external ecosystems. This allows customers to accelerate digital transformation and development, positively transform their operations and establish more transparent relationships with their stakeholders.
More than 350 organizations around the world have adopted Opendatasoft's platform. They include large companies such as Schneider Electric, UK Power Networks, SFR, Bloomberg Associates, Veolia and Saint Gobain, government and state departments, and major cities such as Paris, Vancouver, Long Beach, Bristol, Namur, and Eindhoven. Find out more at www.opendatasoft.com