Below are some current community-created projects that showcase the potential uses of the City of Boulder's open data. If you're using the City of Boulder's open data and would like to have your project or application featured here, please contact us.
Art of Data Exhibition
The City of Boulder Open Data Program and the Boulder Public Library co-sponsored an Art of Data exhibition, which ran from December 2018 through February 2019. The vision behind the exhibition was to encourage community members to use local data as inspiration for their artwork; 15 different artists participated and over 25 datasets from the Open Data Catalog were featured. Several programs were hosted during this time frame as well, including a Data Visualization Contest.
Crime and Location in Boulder
An interactive map of crime locations in Boulder. You can filter the map by year or crime type. Shows the frequency of each type of crime and total number of crimes per year. This Observable notebook by Jenny Knuth can be edited and forked to create your own categories and features. A winner of the 2019 Data Visualization Contest, co-hosted by the City of Boulder Open Data Program and Code for Boulder.
A ridgeline graphic showing the relative number of crimes in Boulder each year, by month. This Observable notebook by Jenny Knuth can be edited and forked. A winner of the 2019 Data Visualization Contest, co-hosted by the City of Boulder Open Data Program and Code for Boulder.
Boulder Prairie Dog Areas
A time lapse visualization showing increase/decrease of prairie dog acreage over time.
Management of Ecosystem Services in Boulder
A network map and analysis of ecosystem management in Boulder, Colorado.
Rental Property Floodplain Calculator
An interactive application that lets renters and property managers know if the property they currently rent or are considering renting lies in a floodplain.
GIS Poster Project
Rebecca Shirley, a graduate student at the University of Georgia chose to analyze some of Boulder's open data for a GIS project. The result was a poster that "review(s) existing conditions and analyze(s) the bus service area, trail head service area and bike infrastructure." Follow the link below to view a PDF of the final poster.
Christian Koltonski created a dashboard utilizing the crime locations dataset that examines various crimes that occurred in Boulder, Colorado from 2008 to 2018. The dashboard features a map of crime locations, proportions of crimes committed, percent change of crimes committed from 2016 to 2017, crime trends over time, a map of crimes plotted by census tracts and map of the percent change of crimes committed from 2016 to 2017 plotted by census tracts.