Mayor’s Office Delivers Open Access to Community Information
February 21, 2018
Residents can use NashView to see Metro’s work in their communities
Mayor Megan Barry today launched NashView to provide easy-to-understand information about the services Metro Government provides to Nashville residents and business owners. The application gives residents an in-depth look at Metro activity in neighborhoods. NashView facilitates exploration of Metro data with a map-based viewer that paints a picture of resident requests, building permits, Metro facilities and more.
“You shouldn’t have to be a Metro employee to gain insight into what is happening around our community,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “NashView provides information that neighbors can use to work more closely with their council members, Metro departments and agencies to address trends and take full advantage of the benefits that already exist.”
NashView is designed as a complement to hubNashville, Davidson County’s one-stop shop for Metro services, which allows residents to identify issues, make service requests and track the progress of service delivery. In NashView, residents can visualize requests reported through hubNashville in their own neighborhoods and countywide.
Developed by Socrata and powered by Metro Nashville’s Open Data portal, NashView offers visualizations using markers and a wide variety of maps, as well as options to sort by Metro Council district, school district, and zip code. Residents can track the number, concentration and other traits of various occurrences in their neighborhoods and around the city – without special software, skills or access.
“It was important to us to develop a tool that didn’t require a PhD to use,” says Keith Durbin, Metro’s Chief Information Officer, who championed the project under Mayor Barry’s leadership. “Residents should have the ability to see what’s happening around them and easily pinpoint information they care about and can use to their benefit.”
“We are constantly looking for ideas and community feedback to improve services,” says Durbin. “The more people use NashView, the more we can tailor the experience to meet the community’s needs and enhance the services that matter most to Nashville.”
NashView will be integrated into Nashville.gov’s homepage in the coming months. Visit NashView
Make a request or search for information through hubNashville