Learn about and build apps with civic data for the Pacific Northwest.

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Explore apps built with open civic data.


  • PDXLiveBus – See the position of TriMet busses in real time! Source on Github.
  • VeloRacks – Find bike racks and nearby businesses.
  • NW Ferry – Find schedules, fares, alerts, cameras and vessel location information for the Washington State Ferries (uses the WSDOT Traveler API).
  • Built environment

  • Seattle In Progress – a mobile web app for seeing what's being built in Seattle
  • Fire / Crime

  • @seattle911 twitter bot Source on Github.
  • Food safety / restaurant inspections

  • Dinegerous – King County Food Inspections
  • Maps

  • Seattle's Heritage Trees Source on Github.
  • Wikis

  • SeattleWiki – A community-authored resource for Seattle, WA
  • PortlandWiki – The community powered knowledge commons for Portland, Oregon.
  • LocalWiki Portland – A community-authored resource for Portland, Oregon.
  • BoiseWiki – A community-authored resource for Boise, Idaho
  • OlyWiki – A community-authored resource for Olympia, WA
  • LocalWiki Bellingham – A community-authored resource for Bellingham, WA
  • Help with this section on GitHub.


    State Specific data

    Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia are rich with public data sources. Here's a list of what we've found, with descriptions of datasets of note that are available.

    British Columbia

    Greater Vancouver


    Multnomah County


    Census data


    Help with this section on GitHub.


    Based in the Pacific Northwest, these companies offer services related to open data, data visualization, etc.

    National Organizations and Resources

  • Datasets for Data for Democracy
  • Data for Democracy
  • Help with this section on GitHub.