Open Data Requests

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Date Receivedsort ascending Request Title Requests, Questions, and Comments Request Status Departments Outcome Dataset Link Updated date
06/20/2017 Red Light Cameras Hello, I am currently working with Justin Gallagher and Paul Fisher at the CWRU Department of Economics. We are looking for information on the duration of red lights at the intersections with red light cameras listed on the Texas DOT website. We were curious if you had information on this, and if so, whether we can access it. Thank you Jacqueline Blair 1. Received 06/20/2017 - 8:28am
06/17/2017 Dog Bite Case June 17, 2017 My name is Rev. Ebenezer O. Anene. We have being requesting through open records the case reports from the Police Department of our 6 year old son dog bite that took place in February 13 2017. We have had no response to date. Our case No. is B17-060422 and activity no. is A17-759979. We had sent this same email request with no response. Please help us because my son is still having pains on the leg with the bites. Thanks and God bless you. 281-851-0024 is my phone no. 1. Received 06/17/2017 - 9:50am
06/04/2017 na Hi there, During my career in banking, I helped many individuals and families fulfill their dream of buying a home. Unfortunately, I also saw what happens when people lose everything they’ve worked hard for in the aftermath of a natural disaster. With hurricane season upon us, I thought now would be a perfect opportunity to reach out to others about ways they can protect the things they treasure from floods and hurricanes. (The more you know, right?) Here are a few great ones I’ve come across: Preparing for a Flood: A Guide for Homeowners Nine Steps to Flood Recovery How to Reduce the Damage to a Flooded Car Find the Best Flood Insurance Flood Risk Map Location, Location, Location: How Mortgages Are Affected in Disaster-Prone Areas Pet Safety During and After a Disaster I was hoping you could help me by adding some of these well-informed articles to your site somewhere so your readers can look over them. Do you have a good spot for them? And I’d love to help you by providing a brand new article researched and written by yours truly that could also be shared on your site. Just send a request my way, and I’ll get started. Many thanks, Jim Jim McKinley -- 1211 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62704 If you don’t want to receive any more emails from me, please email me to let me know. 1. Received 06/04/2017 - 3:59pm
05/08/2017 Cycling accidents Request to see all cycling related data. Accidents, Fatalities, robberies etc. How many B-cycles? Any data related to bicycles, and cycling. 1. Received 05/08/2017 - 10:23am
05/06/2017 Fuel consumption fleet management. I would like to propose a project to reduce fuel expenditure on the City of Houston vehicles, for that we need the below information: - Vehicle information (year, make, model, type of fuel) - Vehicle maintenance records - Vehicle miles driven by date or whatever level it exists - Vehicle fuel usage by date or whatever level it exists and driver thanks! 1. Received 05/06/2017 - 9:55am
04/14/2017 city-of-houston-health-and-human-services-food-service-facility-inspections I'm working on a webapp that allows for browsing browsing of Houston's restaurant violation data. I've found that the dataset I'm interested in hasn't been updated since about two years ago, and I'm curious to know if there's a way I might get the most up-to-date data. Thanks! 1. Received 04/14/2017 - 4:50pm
04/14/2017 City of Houston Current Employee Roster On requests from some Sketch City members, I am filing this request to ask for an update to the City of Houston Current Employee Roster. The resource appears to have been last updated in June 2016. At that time, the City had intended to schedule the employee roster for automatic refresh after each month with salaries included to reduce the number of press requests. After this dataset is refreshed, could the automation be set up? There is/was a dataset in the data repository to handle this. 1. Received 04/14/2017 - 11:48am
03/19/2017 Code Violations I'm looking for active projects in Houston. 1. Received 03/19/2017 - 9:45pm
03/05/2017 Crime Data Requset_2 I've requested the crime data right before, but I have missed something to ask. I prefer to get the crime data with ESRI shapefile format(*.shp). If not possible, I need the crime location, such as address or X. Y coordinates to digitize using GIS program. Thank you 5. Released Houston Information Technology Services

information sent to requester


Please try this URL for HPD recent crime dataset. Thank you.


Luke (Lu-chia) Chuang, GIS Manager, GISP
City of Houston, Enterprise GIS
(832) 393-0392

03/06/2017 - 8:44am
03/05/2017 Crime Data Request Hello, I am a graduate student at Texas A&M University. For my research, I'd like to request crime data (from Jan 2011 to Dec 2015, for the last 5 years) including 1. date and time 2. type of crimes categorized as UCR PART I crimes (e.g., (a) crimes against persons: homicide, sex assault, robbery, and aggravated assault, (b) crimes against property: burglary, theft from motor vehicle, larceny, auto theft, and arson) 3. the locations where the crime occurred (I will digitize the crime location using GIS program with the location information such as address or X. Y coordinates. if possible, I want the both location information) 5. Released Houston Information Technology Services

refer to a later request:

03/06/2017 - 8:55am
02/23/2017 Kashmere Gardens Multi Service Center Reserve this venue for April 29, 2017 from 12pm-6pm 1. Received 02/23/2017 - 9:39pm
02/15/2017 police report I would like to get a copy of my report of theft of use of use of my debit card. Incident# 0164767117 officer KJ Johnson#7306 filed on 2-6-17 7. Referred to TPIA Process

Thank you for your request. Open data requests are reserved for broader requests for data sets. Specific requests for information/reports can be submitted through our TPIA process.

You can find information on how to submit your request to HPD here:

02/15/2017 - 4:28pm
02/14/2017 FY2016 - Budget vs. Actuals Would be great to see FY2016 budget vs. actuals flat file. 4. Approved, Being Prepared Finance Department

Thank you for your request. We are preparing the data for your request now. Once the data in our financial systems has been updated to reflect the CAFR, we will load it to the portal and update you.

02/15/2017 - 4:31pm
02/11/2017 Existing Sidewalk shapefile Data Hello, I am a graduate student at Texas A&M University. I need "Existing Sidewalk shapefile Data". I've got CIP sidewalk data, but the data do not contain all the sidewalks in Houston. (It looks just plan, not existing sidewalk) Do you have the existing sidewalk GIS file that contains two-line sidewalk(right side and left side are separated, not center line, not polyline)? And, actually I need the data before 2016 (2015 or 2014preferred). I hope you have the data and share it with me. 6. Not Released or Not Available Public Works & Engineering

Unfortunately, we do not have a GIS layer for existing sidewalks. Thank you for your request.

02/16/2017 - 11:11am
02/06/2017 All Classified Hello! This is a request for all classified retirements and phase down categories A, B, C & D for 2017 Houston Police Officers. 1. Received 02/06/2017 - 1:44pm
01/24/2017 Top 10 Campaign Contributions I am requesting a list of the top 10 campaign contributors to each of the following individuals: Mayor Sylvester Turner Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis Houston City Council Member Larry Green Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins 1. Received 01/24/2017 - 3:34pm
01/09/2017 ESRI shapefiles of Bike racks and BCycle stations Hello, my name is Kyuhyun Lee. I am studying Transportation Planning at Texas A&M University. For my research, I would like to ask these data. 1. ESRI shapefiles for bike routes and bike racks. If you do not have the data, addresses of the routes and racks would be good. 2. ESRI shapefiles for bike rental kiosks (I mean, stations of B-cycle, your bike sharing program)If you do not have the data, addresses of the facilities would be good. Thank you! 5. Released

We do not have the data for bike racks unfortunately, but we were able to release the bike rental kiosks along with data on the bikeways in Houston. Thank you for your request, we hope this is helpful.

01/25/2017 - 5:38pm
01/07/2017 2016 Fuel Purchasing Bid & Invoices Good afternoon, I have two requests: 1. A copy of the awarded 2016 fiscal year (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016) bulk gasoline and diesel fuel RFP (bid). 2. Copies of all the correlating gasoline and diesel fuel invoices priced according to the awarded 2016 fiscal year (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016) gasoline and diesel RFP (bid). Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Mike Harrell 616-350-5115 7. Referred to TPIA Process


Thanks for your request. Open Data requests should be for entire data sets that can be updated on a recurring basis for a wide audience and not specific information that is needed one time for a narrow purpose. Requests such as yours are better suited for our Public Information process:


01/09/2017 - 10:13am
01/06/2017 ArcGIS Open Data - Public BARC Dataset not refreshing The Public BARC Dataset is not refreshing. It looks like it stopped refreshing sometime in November. There has been some complaining on GitHub that it would be liked to be used by the public: 5. Released

This was fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

01/26/2017 - 9:01am
01/06/2017 ArcGIS Open Data - Public 311 Dataset not refreshing The ArcGIS Open Data Public 311 dataset has not refreshed since May 2016. Rest end-point: There is some recent complaining on GitHub regarding the matter because citizens would like to use the data: 5. Released

This was fixed. Thanks for the heads up, Citizen Frank B.

01/26/2017 - 9:02am