Open Data Day 2023

What is Open Data Day?

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Groups from around the world create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.

2023 Agenda

The City of Charleston Open Data Day program will take place on Friday, March 3, 2023.


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The Honorable Mayor John Tecklenburg


Tracy McKee | Chief Innovation Officer


Robert Hauck | GIS Director


Christina Auth | Business Services Manager
Meg Thompson | Director of Business & Neighborhood Services
Recently, the City of Charleston added demographic information to applications for new businesses. Learn what the data tells us so far, and what the next steps are for getting a complete picture of our business community.


Christina Auth | Business Services Manager
Meg Thompson | Director of Business & Neighborhood Services
Sandy Gagne | GIS Developer
The Business & Neighborhood Services Division has been tracking the occupancy and use mix of King Street for years. Recently, working with the GIS Division, we’ve made that data more accessible to give the public a better idea of the economic vitality of this key downtown corridor and regional economic engine.




Casey Conrad | GIS Analyst
City of Charleston
Street trees play a huge role in how a neighborhood "feels". This narrative map presentation looks at street tree canopy cover in Charleston neighborhoods and how trees affect temperatures and have an effect on equity.


Jena Copley
College of Charleston
Focusing on the neighborhoods located on the Charleston peninsula, using data from the City of Charleston's Street Tree Canopy project, this research aims to observe the current canopy cover composition of the neighborhoods and determine their ability to reach the American Forests target 43.3% canopy cover to combat climate change impacts.


Emma Paz
A fun, interactive map for exploring park amenities - with the aim of inspiring residents to discover & visit new green spaces around town.


Chloe Stuber | Senior Planner
Jim Hemphill | Planner
Casey Conrad | GIS Analyst
Adrian Capers Swinton | Human Affairs and Race Conciliation Manager
Open Data Day participants will get a sneak preview of an online resource (still in development) that will explore the 1931 Morris Knowles, Inc. Report and its accompanying maps, which together served as the City's first comprehensive plan. The multi-year effort to unearth this history and create this public-facing educational resource is a collaboration between the Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability and the Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Office with support from the GIS Division and the Public Records Office.


Lunch break


Robert Hauck | GIS Director
Amy Southerland | Deputy Director of Livability & Tourism
Learn about data the Livability Department collects and publishes related to the horse drawn carriage industry in Charleston. See how the data is managed and visualized through public facing interactive apps and dashboards.


Robert Hauck, GIS Director
Charleston’s residents and visitors need at-a-glance real-time information to make informed flooding adaptation decisions. Learn about the City’s real-time-data TIDEeye app and some newly published historical data.

Robert Hauck, GIS Director
BONUS segment!




Robert Hauck | GIS Director
Learn how to find building permits and their related documents through the Customer Self Service Center (CSS) website and our interactive permit map.


David Crosby | Data Integration Manager





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