Much of geospatial data analysis today is powered by rich open data. Governments everywhere regularly publish the locations of infrastructure (roads, emergency services, ports, etc), elevation models, satellite imagery, and much more. Alongside governments, communities around the globe collaborated to build some of the largest open datasets ever constructed, containing vast amounts of information about the world around us.
Open data provides a great foundation to build apps, analyses, and models. Using it is a way to start bringing location awareness into your work. To that end, today we are announcing Iggy Open Data, a site that hosts various datasets our team’s found useful along with detailed documentation about the attributes, coverage, licensing, and source. You can download the data in formats that are easy to work with in common open source geospatial tools and libraries. Iggy isn’t aiming to provide a comprehensive collection of all open location data; our intent is to give you a good place to get started.
When you’re ready to go deeper, we can help. At Iggy, we make it fast and easy to get more from your data by enriching it with detailed location data and context. You can use Iggy to augment your data with details about the businesses in a zip code, the distances to the nearest fire stations, the amount of green space in a 10 minute walk, and 100s of other features. Location enrichment helps you find better answers to critical business questions and make better predictions. We’ve built a massive, nation-scale dataset to help you do that by combining data from both open and proprietary sources with precise spatial analytics and machine learning.