Pittsburgh Launches New ‘Burgh’s Eye View’ Online Map Tool for City Data

Pittsburgh residents will be able to view a variety of municipal data, like 311 requests, crime incidents and building code violations, using an online map tool the city released Monday. The new web application is called Burgh’s Eye View. It was built internally by the analytics and strategy team within the city’s Department of Innovation and Performance, according to Mayor Bill Peduto’s office. In the coming weeks, the city plans to “open source” the computer code for the app, meaning it will become publicly available to other jurisdictions looking to replicate the project. Burgh’s Eye View users see a map of the city with color-coded icons indicating the location of various types of data points.