The DC Data Catalog provides shared, real-time data feeds of information ranging from construction projects and 311 service requests to juvenile crime data and government employee credit card transactions. CityDW delivers data feeds to users in Atom format and access to data via the additional formats:
1) Text/CSV that allows users to view data in a spreadsheet.
2) XML, which allows the user via automated programs to view raw data contained in XML files.
3) ESRI, which provides “non-operational” data used for consumption by ESRI-compatible mapping applications.
4) KML, which is used by geographical web-based visualizations such as Google Earth and Google Maps to present geospatial information to the user.
DC Data Catalog and live data feeds have received accolades in the form of national award, recognition by industry experts, and positive responses by the general public. District of Columbia’s Data Feeds: Democratization of Government Data is the winner of the 2009 Innovations in American Government Award in Urban Policy