The Open Data Program makes the data generated by the City of Seattle openly available to the public for the purpose of increasing the quality of life for our residents; increasing transparency, accountability and comparability; promoting economic development and research; and improving internal performance management.
Specifically, the Open Data program seeks to:
  • Improve public understanding of City operations and other information concerning their communities.
  • Generate economic opportunity for individuals and companies that benefit from the knowledge created by Open Data.
  • Empower City employees to be more effective, better coordinated internally, and able to identify opportunities to better serve the public
  • Encourage the development of innovative technology solutions that improve quality of life.