Hartford to Share City Data Through Open Portal

The city of Hartford has launched a new Web site designed to share raw municipal data through an open portal, the first of its kind in Connecticut.

Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the rollout at a news conference Thursday evening. The interactive site has already published 80 sets of data, including finance, education, public health and safety, housing, development and Freedom of Information requests.

The site will provide building maps, trade permits, housing code violations and information on police and fire incidents.

It serves to streamline the sharing of information both internally and with members of the public, according to the mayor’s office.

“Hartford is developing at a faster pace than it has in years,” Segarra said in a statement Thursday. “To keep up with that growth, we need to come up with ways to work faster, smoother and more efficiently.”

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