Citizen Data Academy

learn applications in open data br & Ebrgis

City-Parish technology and innovation subject-matter experts host a virtual academy featuring a three-part training series designed for Baton Rouge residents. 

This Citizen Data Academy will help participants understand and unlock the full power of City-Parish data — how to find it, what it includes, and how to use it to understand trends and improve quality of life in our community. 

It is free to attend and open to all East Baton Rouge Parish residents. Registration is required, and all sessions will be held virtually.

Citizen Data Academy Flyer 2020

seminar schedule

Beginner: Introduction to Open Data

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  • 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
  • Includes an overview of the Open Data BR and EBRGIS programs, the data available through each, and how to register and begin using the various tools within both platforms.

Intermediate: Exploring Open Data

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  • 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2020
  • Includes training and step-by-step instructions on how to download and add value to open data, create charts and maps, and use various tools to analyze City-Parish data.

Advanced: Problem Solving Using Open Data

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  • 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
  • Includes an overview of more advanced data analysis approaches, such as joining different datasets, conducting spatial analysis, and using the APIs available through our various platforms.

Residents are welcome to attend one or all courses, which are progressive in difficulty and complexity throughout the series. For more information, please send an email to opendata@brla.gov.