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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Open Data BR Unveils Two New Datasets

The Open Data BR team has published two new datasets. The Library Computer Usage Stats dataset contains counts of parish library patrons who have accessed the system’s public computers at each of the 14 branches. The BTR Airport Signatory Airlin...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Axon Donates Drone Services to EBR for Hurricane Barry Recon

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 25, 2019 — In the wake of Hurricane Barry, Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, assisted the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge in surveying and assessing storm damage. As part of the Axon Aid pilot...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Open Data BR Releases Dataset of BRFD Occupancy Inspections

The Open Data team has published a dataset in Open Data BR compiling all the Baton Rouge Fire Department’s Occupancy Inspection records dating back to Jan. 1, 2000. These inspections are conducted by BRFD personnel to ensure that all commercial ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Open Data BR Publishes Datasets on Parish Libraries’ Circulation, Gate Counts

Open Data BR has published two new datasets of statistics pertaining to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system.

The EBRP Library Circulation Statistics dataset shows the total number of times items were checked out or renewed at each branch monthly. It...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

GIS launches new website

The GIS Team has redeveloped the entire gis.brla.gov website to enhance user experience and provide information in a sleek, modern web layout. The relaunched website is hosted by Esri, the world’s leading mapping and location analytics platform....

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Open Data BR Adds Annexation Dataset and 2018 Tax Roll

The Open Data BR team has published a new dataset and added the 2018 property tax records to the EBRP tax roll.

The Baton Rouge Annexation History dataset details the expansion of the city limits each time an ordinance annexed land. The records date back t...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City-Parish Expands Tech, Transparency Efforts in 2018

In 2018 the City-Parish accelerated technological innovations that improved services for residents and increased efficiency across government departments. By adopting an “open by default” policy in 2017, the City-Parish’s tra...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Hear from Experts at GIS Day on Wednesday at Main Library

International GIS Day will be held on Wednesday, November 14,  at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. Join us for a community-based speaker event promoting Geographic Information Systems. The free event starts at 4 p.m. and will w...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Nov. 6 Election Data Available in Map App

The GIS Team has updated its Election Results app with the Nov. 6, 2018, primary election results. The East Baton Rouge Parish voting precincts map displays election results for primary, general, and runoff elections dating back to 2012.

Users can filter t...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Road Closures Dataset is Newest Resource in Open Data Portal

The Open Data BR team has released a Road Closures Dataset, comprising all recorded road closures by city-parish agencies since 2015. Updated daily with new information, this dataset includes the purpose for each closure, its locations and cross streets, ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

311 Call Data For Current Year Available in Map App

The GIS Division has created a new online application to map 311 service requests in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Red Stick 311 Dashboard app displays the total entries for categories such as Blight, Street and Traffic Issues, Garbage, and Code Violations...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Street Name Changes dating back to 1857 added to Open Data BR

Open Data BR now enables users to research a dataset called EBRP Street Name Changes. Dating back to 1857, the records include the parish streets' old and new names, the year of each change, and the roadways' limits (either the entirety of the street, or ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Interactive Map Shows Parish's Census Population from 1890-1990

The City-Parish’s Geographic Information Systems division has upgraded its interactive maps of the parish with Census population data for every decade from 2010 dating back to 1890. GIS maps for the 2000 and 2010 Censuses have been merged with t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Enhanced crime incident data available on Open Data BR

The Open Data BR team has upgraded the transparency and searchability of crime incidents in the Open Data BR portal. The BRPD Crime Incidents dataset now displays ZIP Code, Metro Council district, and crime prevention district information for every offens...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

2017 Tax Roll Data Now Available on Open Data BR

The 2017 East Baton Rouge Parish Assessor Tax Roll is now available on Open Data BR, the City-Parish’s official open data portal. This dataset contains a full listing of 2017 tax parcels in East Baton Rouge Parish and the cities of Baton Rouge, Baker, Cen...

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