Spatial filters

What to expect in the original NYC311 data set

NYC311 data contains the following spatial attributes. Please note that the address and borough are specified by the person submitting the service request. All other fields are derived through geovalidation.

  1. Incident Zip- The zip code in which the incident took place.
  2. Incident Address- The house number portion of the address at which the incident took place.
  3. Street Name - The street name portion of the address at which the incident took place.
  4. Cross Streets - Two columns; the names of the streets which cross the street of the address at which the incident took place.
  5. Intersection Streets - Two columns; the names of the two streets which make up the intersection at which the incident took place.
  6. City - The city portion of the address at which the incident took place.
  7. Community Board - The two-digit number and name of the borough of the community board in which the incident took place.
  8. BBL* - The Borough-Block-Lot code of the tax lot in which the incident took place.
  9. Borough - The name of the borough the incident occurred in. There is also an additional "Park Borough" column, populated if the incident occurs in a park, and a "Taxi Company Borough" column, populated if the incident relates to a taxi.
  10. XY Coordinate - Two columns; the coordinate locations of the incident provided in NAD 1983 StatePlane New York Long Island FIPS 3104 Feet (EPSG 2263).
  11. Latitude and Longitude - Two columns; the latirude and longitude of the incident provided in WGS84 (EPSG 4326).
  12. Location - The combined latitude and longitude of the incident. 
* The BBL value specified for each service request is that of the existing BBL at the time of the submission of the request. For more information on why it may now be an invalid value, please see our Does Geographic Data Change? page.

Attributes we have added to the One-Stop Shop data set

Using the Location field, we performed spatial joins to determine the following attributes for each service request. This process searches for the boundary within which the coordinate value of the request is located. We also used the BBL field for attribute joins, which searched for identical BBL values. For more information on this process, see our How are Requests Geocoded? page. Additionally, note that as with the BBL field, the accuracy of these spatial fields is temporally subjective.

  1. CT2010 - The 2010 Census Tract in which the incident occurred.
  2. CB2010 - The 2010 Census Block in which the incident occurred.
  3. PolicePrct - The police precinct in which the incident occurred.
  4. SchoolDist - The school district in which the incident occurred.
  5. HealthCenterDistrict - The health center district in which the incident occurred.
  6. BID - The BID in which the incident occurred.

For detailed information about the data set columns, visit the OpenData Data Dictionary or see our expanded One-Stop Shop Data Dictionary.

Categories for NYC311 Service Requests

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