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The San Diego Regional Data Library works with nonprofits, governments and journalists to answer data driven questions

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Our Data Insights Service is a question and answer forum for data driven insights about San Diego area demographics, environment business and public safety issues. Ask a question for our analysts to solve, or contribute what you know with an answer.

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Blog Posts

Homelessness Data Conversion

The San Diego Data Library is building a detailed data set about Downtown homelessness using 5 years of hand-marked paper maps. The conversion process is human-powered, and we need you help to finish the conversion. When we…

Small Slow and Varied Presentation

I’ll be presenting at the Data Engineering Meeting tonight, Thursday 5 Sept, on the topic of how the Data Library uses the Metatab data packaging system for processing the data we use in analysis. You can download…

Computer Vision For Greater Good!

Use your Computer Vision skills to tackle homelessness. The Data Library is currently running a data project to convert 5 years of monthly homelessness person locations from scanned paper maps to a geographic dataset. The bulk of…

Downtown Homelessness Dataset Progress

Over the summer we’ve been working on a project to digitize maps of homeless person counts that have been collected over the last 5 years by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. We now have partial results for…

Exploring San Diego Homelessness

Over the past few months, the Data Library has been involved in several projects to study homelessness in San Diego. The main projects have been: Digitizing 5 years of monthly homelessness counts for Downtown San Diego.Building a…

Data Questions

Do Homeless Follow Services?
Openeric asked 6 days ago • 
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Do homeless cluster near trolley stops
Openeric asked 3 days ago • 
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How do Public Bathrooms Affect Where Homeless People Sleep?
Openeric asked 4 weeks ago • 
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What Land In San Diego County is Publicly Owned?
ResolvedQA Admin answered 12 months ago • 
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How much money does surfing contribute to the coastal San Diego economy?
Closederic answered 8 months ago • 
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Marijuana in San Diego
OpenBrandon Burnette asked 9 months ago • 
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Who Gets Stopped By San Diego Police?
Resolvedmac0428 answered 10 months ago • 
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What San Diego neighborhood has the highest percentage of pet registrations?
Resolvederic answered 10 months ago • 
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Minority populations and the 2016 presidential election
Resolvederic answered 10 months ago • 
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College Student Voter Registration
Resolvederic answered 10 months ago • 
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What neighborhoods have the worst drainage systems for rainfall?
Resolvederic answered 10 months ago • 
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