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Welcome to NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around civic data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference kicks off NYC’s annual Open Data Week & features OVER 30 sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood. Follow the conversation #nycSOdata on twitter and tune into our live stream (provided by the Internet Society of New York).
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Saturday, March 2 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
A Survey of Unique Identifiers in NYC Open Data: Joins, Sorrows, and Surprises facilitated by Jonathan Pichot

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This session will survey unique identifiers used in NYC Open Data to organize infrastructure, with a focus on buildings and streets. We'll explore the challenges of modeling New York City as data and give some examples of particularly difficult data problems. We'll demonstrate how these unique identifiers make their way between agencies, and how, as users of open data, you can piece together this data to gain insight. As a participant, you'll leave this session with a deeper understanding of how NYC Open Data fits together and a greater appreciation for the inherently imperfect nature of data when it tries to capture something as varied, complex, and changing as New York City.


Cindy Nicklin

Director of Data Governance, NYC Department of Buildings

Jonathan Pichot

NYC Planning Labs

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Radio City 302 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013