Open Data Portals

A critical component of equitable access to data is the ability to find and trust the information you seek. While D3 maintains an open data portal with a wide breadth of downloadable data, we also often use open data resources from other organizations. Duplicating data efforts is a waste of time, but resource sharing is a great way to avoid it!

Each of these resources provides an abundance of data about our city, region, and state.

Detroit Open Data Portal: The portal offers access to standardized data that can be easily retrieved, combined, downloaded, sorted, searched, analyzed, redistributed and reused by individuals, businesses, researchers, journalists, developers, and government to process, trend, and innovate data specific to the city of Detroit. Explore local data about education, transportation, public health, public safety and much more.

State of Michigan Open Data Portal: View and analyze data provided by a variety of Michigan state agencies in one easy-to-view catalog. Agencies include Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. Create charts and graphs, filter and summarize data, and develop maps with the open data.

State of Michigan GIS Open Data Portal: A category within the State’s open data portal listed above where you can browse, search, preview, and download a variety of Michigan’s geospatial datasets. Browse by category or enter key words in the search box to locate a dataset of interest. You can read its description to learn more and explore attributes before downloading. A variety of formats exist when downloading such as ESRI shapefile, spreadsheet, KML, or API.

MISchool Data Portal: The State of Michigan’s official public portal for education data to help residents, educators and policymakers make informed decisions that can lead to improved success for our students. The site offers multiple levels and views for statewide, intermediate school district, district, school, and college level information. Data are presented in graphs, charts, trend lines and downloadable spreadsheets to support meaningful evaluation and decision making.

SEMCOG Open Data Portal: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) supports local planning through providing technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. The work SEMCOG does improves the quality of the region’s water, makes the transportation system safer and more efficient, revitalizes communities, and spurs economic development. In an effort to provide easy and efficient access to spatial data, SEMCOG has created this open data portal to provide data like aerial photography, hospital locations, sidewalk layers, elevation contours and much more.

Access Oakland: Find, explore, and download Oakland County data.

Wayne County Open Data: Search for, browse, and download a variety of GIS datasets for Wayne County. 

Macomb County GIS Portal: Explore featured maps and applications for Macomb County.

Ferndale Open Data: Free and easy access to the City of Ferndale, Michigan public data. Enhance citizen participation and government transparency.

We’ve also collected links to open data portals for US data, which can be used to examine and compare national trends that might influence statewide or local trends.

OpenICPSR: Openly available behavioral and social science data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. U.S. government open data.

HUD Open Data Portal: Discover tabular and geospatial data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Are there any additional open data resources that you’d like to see on this list? Visit our contact page to get in touch with us and tell us what data would be most useful to you.

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