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Welcome to the Data Driven Detroit Open Data Site

Data Driven Detroit is excited to offer this new Open Data Site, intended to easily provide data for public use. While this site is still in Beta development, Data Driven Detroit will continue to build and curate its inventory and tailor its data to make it most useful for our users. Please bear with us as we continue to build our site.

Our Purpose

Whether it's businesses, governments, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, or even individual residents, everyone creates an enormous amount of data. At Data Driven Detroit (D3), we bring data together in one place, organize them, keep them updated, and make public data available to all stakeholders.

Our mission is to make high-quality information and analysis accessible in order to drive informed decision-making.


The Detroit Blight Removal Task Force commissioned D3, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, and LOVELAND Technologies to complete a citywide parcel survey in the winter of 2013 and 2014. The effort, called Motor City Mapping, leveraged relationships with the Quicken Loans family of companies and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to assemble a dedicated team of over 200 resident surveyors, drivers, and quality control associates.

Read the introduction from D3's Director, Erica Raleigh, download the raw data , or download the file metadata.

The initiative resulted in survey information for almost 380,000 parcels of land in the city of Detroit, identifying condition, occupancy, and use. The data collected by the survey formed the background of the Blight Removal Task Force’s report, “Every Neighborhood has a Future…and It Doesn’t Include Blight.” We look forward to seeing how this data can lead to a deeper understanding of our great city. For more information on the Blight Removal Task Force, and to download the report, please visit http://www.timetoendblight.com/.
For more information about the Motor City Mapping project, including its next phase, please visit http://www.motorcitymapping.org/ .

Using This Site

Use the search bar at the top of the page to find data relating to topics of interest. As you browse through the different data, the extent of each will be displayed on the map. Once you find what you are looking for, select the data to be able to view the data and get options for download. Alternatively, click here for a current list of data.

Downloading Data

Data is offered for download in several ways. First the data can be downloaded as shapefiles or KML for GIS applications, and CSV for tables and spreadsheets. Additionally, by using the API link, data from this site can be embedded in other applications with the feature service link or GeoJson.