Open Data Portal Services

Service

 

Description

The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) offers Maryland’s Open Data Portal, a self-service platform for hosting and distributing thousands of spatial and non-spatial datasets that can be searched and explored. The Portal meets the Maryland’s Open Data Act statutory requirements making data easy to find, access and use. The Portal offers built-in tools for visualizations of the data as tables, graphs, dashboards, and maps, as well as integration with other business intelligence and analytics platforms.

Features and Benefits

  • Easily meet Maryland Open Data Act statutory requirements for data sharing
  • Search and filter a centralized repository of thousands of geospatial and non-geospatial datasets from State of Maryland government agencies
  • Create and save custom visualizations of the data as tables, graphs, dashboards, and maps
  • Integrate data feeds with other business intelligence and analytics platforms
  • Embed visualizations into webpages
  • Gain access to additional datasets from local partners
  • Download full or filtered data into multiple formats
  • Access built-in API’s for developers to quickly bring state data resources into their web and desktop applications

Department Owner
Geospatial Services

Service Owner
Patrick McLoughlin
patrick.mcloughlin@maryland.gov
410-697-9422

Support Contact
DoIT Service Desk
service.desk@maryland.gov
410-697-9700

Status
Currently offered

Eligible Customers

 
Enterprise Agencies Yes
Standalone (Non-Enterprise) Agencies Yes
Counties No
Local Municipalities No
Public No

Notes:
N/A

Service Prerequisites

 

Before service can be provisioned, the customer must meet the following requirements:

DoIT Provided Services For registered accounts, Single Sign-On (SSO) for maryland.gov customers
Technical N/A
Non-Technical Customers must complete and submit an account request form

Notes:
N/A

Scope of Service

 

This section outlines the area of responsibility between the provider (DoIT) and the customer.

In Scope
  • Account creation
  • Enable sign-on through Connect Maryland Secure Portal (Maryland.gov users only)
  • Dataset creation
  • Usage statistics report provided two (2) times a year
Out of Scope
  • Front end development or configuration
Customer Responsibilities
  • Data preparation and maintenance
  • Provide three (3) customer contacts to be used as contacts for this service.

Service Level Agreements

 
Category Enterprise Customer Standalone (Non-Enterprise) Customer
Availability 99.9% Uptime 99.9% Uptime
Capacity Platform limited to 500 datasets, 20 million API calls, and up to 2 TB in bandwidth Platform limited to 500 datasets, 20 million API calls, and up to 2 TB in bandwidth
Support Hours 8AM – 5PM Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM Monday – Friday
Maintenance Schedules
  • 8PM to 9PM on the third Saturday of January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November
  • 8PM - 12AM on the third Saturday of March, June, September and December
  • 8PM to 9PM on the third Saturday of January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November
  • 8PM - 12AM on the third Saturday of March, June, September and December
Upgrades and Refreshes Quarterly Quarterly