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Front Page - Friday, July 28, 2017

New app shows city’s hotspots

Screenshots from the new City Insider web application - Provided

The City of Chattanooga has launched the City Insider web application, a new open data tool from the Office of Performance Management and Open Data.

The platform, located at www.cityinsider.chattanooga.gov, provides citizens with current, map-based information on recent incidents involving city agencies such as police or 311 requests. The first-of-its-kind neighborhood resource uses public datasets through the Open Data Portal along with geographic information systems map layers to provide insights into neighborhood-level activity. It features searchable map views, custom date ranges and filters by neighborhood or council district.

New datasets will be added to City Insider in the future.

“City Insider will be an asset to individuals and neighborhood associations in Chattanooga who want info about crime, 311 reports and more. Questions that are often asked at neighborhood association meetings can be answered quickly and accurately using this webpage,” says Gwenda Gregory of the Lake Hills Neighborhood Association.

The Office of Performance Management and Open Data encourages Chattanoogans to create a free account, which will allow the individual to save searches and receive daily, weekly or monthly email updates about new incidents or activity in their area.

Information: www.connect.chattanooga.gov/opendata.

Source: City of Chattanooga