Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2015)/Day 2 Projects/Socrata

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Building a Dataset using the Socrata API and

In this project, we will explore a few ways to gather data from using the Socrata API. Once we've done that, we will extend this to code to create our own datasets of civic data that we might be able to use to ask and answer questions in the final session.


  • Get set up to build datasets with the Socrata API
  • Have fun collecting different types of data from
  • Practice reading and extending other people's code
  • Create a few collections of different types of data from Socrata that you can do research with in the final workshop session

Download the Socrata project

[[ Click here to download the Socrata scripts]

If you are confused by these steps, go back and refresh your memory with the Day 0 setup and tutorial and Day 0 tutorial

(Estimated time: 10 minutes)

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