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.

GeoJSON Format

GeoJSON is a commonly used and standardized flavor of JSON used for geospatial data. With the introduction of the Point datatype and geospatial functions like convex_hull(...), GeoJSON is a powerful addition that works awesomely with geospatial frameworks like Leaflet.

When GeoJSON is specified as the format, the response will be a standard GeoJSON document compatible with all tools that consume GeoJSON. The Point will be the GeoJSON geometry, and the other fields will be properties. For example:

  "type": "FeatureCollection",
  "features": [
      "type": "Feature",
      "geometry": {
        "type": "Point",
        "coordinates": [
      "properties": {
        "location_state": null,
        "location_zip": null,
        "x_coordinate": "1153488",
        "domestic": false,
        "latitude": "41.895614748",
        "updated_on": "2015-04-22T12:47:10.000",
        "description": "PAROLE VIOLATION",
  "crs": {
    "type": "name",
    "properties": {
      "name": "urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"