Open Neighborhood BR
In early 2017, Mayor Broome announced the launch of Open Neighborhood BR as a “first of its kind” resource to combine a user-friendly web platform with public datasets available through Open Data BR and geographic information system (GIS) map layers available through the EBRGIS Map Portal.
The Open Neighborhood BR platform was developed in partnership with the City-Parish’s open data vendor Socrata, serving as a pilot initiative to help Baton Rouge residents understand and have full transparency into what is taking place in the geographic area surrounding their home or place of business. By simply entering an address in East Baton Rouge Parish and setting a date range for data reports, users can instantly view activity taking place around that specific area such as crime incidents, permitting activity, traffic incidents, and common 311 service issues such as missed garbage collection reported by neighbors. These same searches can also be filtered by neighborhood, ZIP code, or Metro Council District. Residents can create a free account, allowing them to save their searches to refer back at any time or opt to receive a daily, weekly, or monthly email with updates about new incidents or activity in their saved search area.
View the map below to learn more about requests for service, permitting activity, police and traffic incidents, and more through the Open Neighborhood BR web app. Please note that the location is automatically set to City Hall, 222 St. Louis Street – to look at a different area, simply click the magnifying glass in the top right and enter a new address. Or, to experience the full functionality and sign up for free alerts on activity around specific addresses, visit http://my.brla.gov.