Open Data Skills
Our open data website is managed by a company called Socrata.
They have various FREE and self-directed online courses. The two below may be of most interest to our citizens and staff.
Analysis and Visualization Skills
There are many ways to analyze and visualize data and while Excel is the platform most folks are familiar with, tools like Power BI are offering a whole new look and feel to data analysis. The data team uses Power BI to build visualizations and reports. Download Power BI Desktop for FREE to get started and then follow along with the online tutorials below.
Geographic Information Skills
GIS and New Orleans
ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. The City of New Orleans uses this platform to provide an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available throughout the City of New Orleans, across our community, and openly on the Web. If you work for the City, you can use ArcGIS Online by requesting an account through service desk. You can find all our open geographic data here.