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Azavea Relaunches OpenDataPhilly.org with New Datasets and Redesign


Philadelphia, PA, February 25, 2015 – Azavea is proud to announce the relaunch of OpenDataPhilly.org as of Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

OpenDataPhilly.org was created in 2011 by Azavea in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology, Tech Impact (formerly NPower PA), TechnicallyPhilly, WHYY, and the William Penn Foundation.  The data portal aimed to provide a hub for publishing and accessing open data by not only the City government but also other organizations, universities and businesses in the region.  AxisPhilly, the non-profit news and information organization that was managing the site shut down in June 2014, but a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation enabled Azavea to update and extend the data portal in collaboration with Temple University.

“We are proud of what we created with OpenDataPhilly. I believe that open data is important not only for government transparency but also for academic research, corporate accountability, and to build new businesses.  OpenDataPhilly is the result of a unique community collaboration across several organizations and serves as a different model for promoting open data policies that are not limited to government,” said Robert Cheetham, Azavea CEO and President.

About Azavea – Azavea is a certified B Corporation that applies geographic data and technology for civic and social impact while advancing the state-of-the-art through research.  Find out more at https://www.azavea.com/.

If you would like more information about Azavea or to schedule an interview with Robert Cheetham, Azavea CEO and President, please contact Karissa Justice at (215) 558-6184 or e-mail kjustice@azavea.com.