Get Started

Get Started

Welcome to the Howard County Open Data portal. Whether you are a data consumer or an application developer, you will find a variety of datasets and resources here.

As a data consumer, you can explore, download, visualize, embed, and share datasets. Check out video tutorials or see frequently asked questions below.

As an application developer, you can find the API information of each data set and the documentation to develop applications.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of datasets are available on this site?

Machine readable raw data including tabular data and spatial data.

Will more datasets be published?

Yes. Publishing data is an ongoing effort. Please come back often to explore newly published datasets.

Do I need an account to use the site?

No. Anyone can navigate, view, or download data on this site.

What are the benefits of signing up an account?

Setting up an account will allow a user to create a personal workspace where you may save filtered views and visualizations created from the data sets.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about the open data platform, please visit the support site.

If you have questions about a specific dataset, you can contact the data owner by clicking the About link on the data display page.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for the Howard County Open Data portal, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

What license does Howard County Government use for the data on this open data portal?

It uses Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License.