The 311 Service Requests - Alley Lights Out dataset has not updated since 12/23/2017 due to a technical issue. We are investigating and attempting to fix the problem. The other 11 datasets in the 311 Service Requests series are updating properly.Read more
As some users have noted, about five percent of records in the Building Permits dataset showed no
ISSUE_DATE. This is due to some complexity in the workflow for issuing building permits, leading to some situations where the database field we used for
ISSUE_DATE does not get populated in the source system.
We have updated the Boundaries - City geographic dataset with a slightly updated version of the City of Chicago boundary. The changes primarily relate to land acquired for O’Hare airport modernization and have been in effect for quite some time but we only recently realized they were not reflected in this dataset.Read more
Knowing how easy it can be for data portal administrators to miss a very useful enhancement, as we initially did in this case, we wanted to highlight a change Socrata recently made. It is now possible to update some dataset column properties without creating a working copy and publishing again.Read more
Today, we have rolled-out an alpha version of a new feature in RSocrata to export and archive data from Socrata open data portals. The new version is currently on the “nightly” branch of RSocrata repo on GitHub. Below, we’ll outline how the new
export.socrata function works as of version 1.8.0-3.
RSocrata 1.7.2 is now available on CRAN. This release contains a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. The core development team has also changed a policy to support the most recent version of R.Read more