Data And Analysis For Civic and Social Development

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

Data Insights

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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Visit the Knowledge Base for detailed analysis of social issues, with downloadable Jupyter notebooks.

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San Diego Smart Streetlamp Training

I'm in training this afternoon for using the API for San Diego's CityIQ Smart street lamps.  These street lamps have cameras and computers that can detect and report: Parking, cars moving into and out of a parking space Count and speed of cars in street Pedestrian...

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How to Write a Good Data Question

Our Insights Service is a Question and Answer site for data questions, to make it easier for civic-minded San Diegans to better understand our local issues. However, it can be difficult to ask a good question that our analysts can answer. Here are some tips for...

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Insights: Questions and Answers

How much money does surfing contribute to the coastal San Diego economy?
Closederic answered 1 month ago • 
90 views1 answers0 votes
Marijuana in San Diego
OpenBrandon Burnette asked 2 months ago • 
83 views0 answers0 votes
Who Gets Stopped By San Diego Police?
Resolvedmac0428 answered 3 months ago • 
309 views2 answers2 votes
What San Diego neighborhood has the highest percentage of pet registrations?
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
130 views1 answers0 votes
Minority populations and the 2016 presidential election
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
102 views1 answers0 votes
College Student Voter Registration
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
115 views1 answers0 votes
What neighborhoods have the worst drainage systems for rainfall?
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
109 views1 answers0 votes
Art Commerce in San Diego
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
125 views1 answers0 votes
San Diego: Natural Area Access
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
167 views1 answers1 votes
Car Accidents in San Diego
ResolvedLauren J. Mapp asked 3 months ago • 
146 views1 answers0 votes
Plastic Straws on San Diego beaches
Resolvederic answered 3 months ago • 
118 views1 answers0 votes