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IET builds digital tools at the City of Detroit. This is where we talk about the projects that we're working on and share what we're learning through both reflections and code snippets. You'll also find posts of the housekeeping variety, like monthly open data changelogs.

Have a question, comment, or idea? Send us an email at iet@detroitmi.gov.

Open Data changelog September 04, 2018

July & August 2018 It's been a busy two months. New datasets Added Neighborhood Enterprise Zone District boundaries for "new and…

A better way to catch your bus: how we built ddot.info July 30, 2018

Earlier this month, a bus schedule tool we built in partnership with Detroit's Department of Transportation (DDOT) was announced on social…

Open Data changelog July 05, 2018

June 2018 New datasets Certificates of Occupancy and Plan Reviews: https://data.detroitmi.gov/d/3qbb-7tqs Existing datasets Rental…

Meet the GO DATA advisory commission June 25, 2018

What is the commission? In early 2015, Mayor Duggan approved Executive Order 2015-2, establishing the city’s new open data initiative as…

Address & geocoding primer June 06, 2018

Let's talk about addresses, why they're important, and how we can use them to derive more information about a place. Addresses are probably…

Open Data changelog June 04, 2018

May 2018 New datasets Board Authorities: https://data.detroitmi.gov/d/wwzh-yfn6 Existing datasets Right of Way permits now include all…

Open Data changelog April 30, 2018

April 2018 New datasets Wayne County Property Tax Foreclosures: https://data.detroitmi.gov/d/2w3q-tkpb Opportunity Zones: https://data…

Open data primer: What is it? April 13, 2018

Over the last year, our team has worked to open up Detroit's data. One of our team's values is to build tools using the same infrastructure…

Open Data changelog April 03, 2018

March 2018 New datasets Nothing brand new this month! A few datasets in our pipeline to look forward to later this spring though: Motor…

Open Data changelog February 28, 2018

February 2018 New datasets Rental Inspections & Rental Certifications Inspections now represent every type of inspection conducted by BSEED…

We're hiring a director February 14, 2018

We're hiring a Director of Emerging Technology to lead our team! Here's the full details and how to apply: Purpose: Under the direction of…

Open Data changelog January 31, 2018

January 2018 Since this is our first changelog, let's define what we mean by open data . Open data refers to datasets published on the…

Hello, Internet January 08, 2018

Hey there, we're IET. IET is a team of programmers in the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) at the City of Detroit . We…

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