Socrata was acquired by Tyler Technologies in 2018 and is now the Data and Insights division of Tyler. The platform is still powered by the same software formerly known as Socrata but you will see references to Data & Insights going forward.

New Tools for Sample Queries

We’ve updated the code block for sample queries on with a number of new great tools to help you interact with our example queries. On every sample query block, you’ll see a new toolbar on the top with buttons that perform different operations.

New Query Tools

Your options include:

  • try it - Run the query displayed and display the output
  • docs - Open the API docs for this dataset in a new window
  • copy - Copy the query URL to your clipboard
  • edit - Load this query in, an awesome web tool for testing REST APIs
  • json - Change the output format used for the sample query to JSON, CSV, XML, etc.

This new layout is also expandable, so in the future we’ll be able to add features like automatic code sample generation! Enjoy, and if you have any feedback, please let us know.