Open Data SGF

We are collecting links to data sources in the Springfield Missouri area. If you are aware of a useful data resource not already listed here, please Contact Us with details. If you convert data to a format that is easier to consume, please contact us with a link to the API, website, or code repo (e.g. GitHub).

Open Government

Open data sources from local, city, county, state, and federal government sources.

City of Springfield, Missouri

  • Open Data Initiative – Index of data sets that can be searched or viewed on the city’s website.
  • Data and Statistics – Several data sets being tracked on a monthly basis.
  • Pollen Count – Observations performed every weekday by a Lab Scientist at the Springfield Greene County Health Department.
  • Police Calls – Searchable database of emergency calls updated in near realtime.
  • Food Inspections – Searchable database of food inspections. Last 7 days shown by default. 
  • GIS Information – Explore and downloading Springfield and Greene County Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
  • Police Data – By providing open data spreadsheets, SPD hope to enhance citizen understanding, encourage innovative problem-solving methods and remain accountable to the people of Springfield.
  • Community Crime Map – Crime reports (SPD, RPD, GCSO) are published to this platform which can be browsed as a map, data, charts, and more.
  • Stream Testing – The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks tests water from five stream and river locations in Greene County for the presence of coliform bacteria (E. coli)
  • Dogs in Shelter – Photo of each dog in Animal Control shelter
  • Cats in Shelter – Photo of each cat in Animal Control shelter
  • Interactive Maps – Economic Development, Elections and Voting, Public Safety, Zoning and Special Districts, etc.
  • Business Licenses – List businesses by category, license date range, street, etc.
  • Bus Routes (Route Shout | Google Maps) – The city recommends reading bus route data from Google Maps API. Live bus locations are available through Route Shout, but be aware that vendor contract is not long term and subject to change.
  • Road Traffic Data – Live traffic conditions including Incident, Congestion, Construction data.
  • Airport Traffic Data – Public information published as PDF documents.

Greene County, Missouri

State of Missouri (MO)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis (FRED)

  • FRED – Download, track, graph 500K+ time series from 87 sources
  • GeoFRED – Geographical Economic Data by County

National Weather Service (NWS)

US Census Bureau

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Missouri Statistics – Quick Stats (Animals and Products, Crops, Demographics, Economics, Environmental), County Estimates, Current Estimates, etc.

US Geological Service (USGS)

Other US Data Sources

Other Data Sources

Numerous local organizations have adopted the “Great Game of Business” open-book management approach originally developed by Jack Stack at SRC Holdings Company. Although the companies do not publish open data for the world to see, employees likely have access to a wealth of information. 

What is Open Data?

Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

The goals of the open-source data movement are similar to those of other “open(-source)” movements such as open-source software, hardware, open content, open education, open educational resources, open government, open knowledge, open access, open science, and the open web.

The philosophy behind open data has been long established, but the term “open data” itself is recent, gaining popularity with the rise of the Internet and World Wide Web and, especially, with the launch of open-data government initiatives.