California releases interactive, public Geoportal database

Dive Brief:

  • California has adopted a massive, interactive online database of location-based government data that includes over 1,200 publicly-available data sets from 25 state entities.
  • The California State Geoportal collects geospatial data from government agencies including housing, water, transportation and health information. The data is compatible with geolocation software and is designed to be shared, layered onto maps and analyzed.
  • The portal was designed with California-based location intelligence firm Esri as part of an open data initiative by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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