Data Sets

Data resources for greater Los Angeles area.
LA City's open data portal
There will be datasets from city departments ranging from the Port of LA, Bureau of Sanitation, Building and Safety, DWP, and many more!

EV Connect
Ever wanted access to where all the electric vehicle charging stations are in the Metro network? EV Connect is sharing their API access for the event via this link: and sending mentors to Hack for LA!  API Key: a5b4e76c1a59227e4b31fde1a67ec8b341cab5ce / API Secret: fbc44ca55774915214ad92f17061f001b8fddfc6

Control Panel LA
New fields and information added to the financial data released by Controller Ron Galperin: with API access here.

Google Civic Information API

With the Google Civic Information API you can create apps that facilitate advocacy/ connections to government officials at multiple levels (federal, state, local).

LA Metro

Los Angeles County Data Portal
With hundreds of datasets:

National Day of Civic Hacking
Check out their National Data Sets and Tools
105,000 data collections of federal and local government data at  If teams need help finding or using government data, tweet @usdatagov and they'll help you out. If you see a great use of government data (an app, map, visualization, or activity), contact so we can highlight the accomplishment and include them in an upcoming webinar!

City of Santa Monica Open Data Portal, Santa Monica's Socrata portal includes data on transportation, finance, building permits and more. See the data catalog for a full list.

City of Santa Monica GitHub

California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal

LA County Open Data Portal


 Happy hacking!

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