The Portland Urban Data Lake (PUDL) pilot will collect, store integrate, and analyze data from a variety of sources — including the Traffic Safety Sensor Pilot — to provide a foundation for data-driven decision making for the City of Portland, helping to harness the power of the City’s data.
Data does not stop at the City of Portland border. The City has partnered with PSU, TriMet, Metro, Portland General Electric, Hack Oregon and others to develop PUDL as a regional resource. We also recognize that this type of cloud-based data platform is new to the public sector, and there are many systems and tools to choose from. The plan is to start small, experiment and learn, and to recognize from the start that not everything will be successful.
- Collect and store data from a variety of sources, including new sensor deployments, PBOT and BPS data sources as well as other regional data sources, while respecting privacy and security needs.
- Develop analytics that create new insight from these data sources, and to demonstrate the effective use of Smart Cities data.
- Explore technologies and architectures for providing standardized, documented access to data for public sector agencies and local innovators.