Datasets > 911 Dispatch Incidents (geoRSS)

Category Public Safety
Agency City of Portland
Sub-Agency Communications
Date Released March 23, 2010
Date Updated March 23, 2010
Frequency Real-time

An RSS feed which contains geographic locations for the 100 most recent, closed, non-confidential, 911 calls for service received by the City of Portland’s 911 system. This feed is updated every 30 seconds.

Agency Program City of Portland / Communications
Technical Documentation 911 Dispatch Incidents (geoRSS/metadata)
Michael Andersen :: March 24, 2010 - 11:48am

So who do we nominate for sainthood?

rajat :: January 26, 2011 - 3:30am

I believe for these data sets you could also use the another approach to attaining the right communications, which virtually eliminates the problems which happen to occur during the data transfer period and harm them. These are some important data, these shall be transferred to the concerned directory without any loss. When I make these kinds of data transfer I usually, choose CAAS which is also known as Communication as a service. This lets your data flow efficiently without any losses.

dominoc :: April 19, 2011 - 9:00pm

Is the feed down? There are no updates since Apr 17th 2011?

rnixon :: April 20, 2011 - 8:33am

Yes, the feed is down due to the migration to the new CAD system. We will restart the feed as soon we've completed the integration work to the new system.

paulcone :: July 1, 2011 - 1:55pm

Any update on getting this feed working again? (Also the CAPTCHA on this page does not work on Chrome or Firefox.)

GaryKee :: October 24, 2011 - 5:50pm

Any updates on when this feed will be up and running again? I made an app that uses this data, and it's been dead for several months now.

rnixon :: October 25, 2011 - 8:24am

Hi Gary -- the feed is being implemented at present. With integration testing, etc., I suspect it will be another month or so. We'll be sure to announce it's availability when it's up and running again. Thanks for your patience.

GaryKee :: January 9, 2012 - 12:27pm

How's that integration testing coming along? ;)

rnixon :: January 10, 2012 - 7:37am

It's looking like March/April before it's complete. Thanks.

wcm2011 :: May 10, 2012 - 12:36am

Any timeline update?

rnixon :: May 10, 2012 - 10:02am

Thanks for checking in. I'd guess it will be mid to end of July when the contractor has this deliverable completed and released. Sorry for the delay.

GaryKee :: July 30, 2012 - 1:31pm

We are approaching the end of July. Are we getting close to getting this dataset back online? Please be honest here... Is this actually going to happen? I need to know if I should continue my project that uses this data or just scrap it. I'm ok with or without the data. I just want to be able to make a decision.

rnixon :: July 30, 2012 - 1:38pm

Hi Gary -- This work is being conducted by a contractor that has yet to deliver on the feed, and unfortunately, I am now being told August/September. I cannot speak to the confidence level of this assertion either, so I apologize for the delay and lack of insight. The City hopes you and others will pick it up again when available, but if not, your decision is understood and your contributions are much appreciated!

GaryKee :: July 31, 2012 - 11:15am

Thanks for the update :)

brandicollum :: September 24, 2012 - 12:24pm

Status update please? Thanks.

rnixon :: September 25, 2012 - 2:43pm

We're in the process of the final configuration for call types. This will be followed by testing, which should be complete by the end of October. Thanks!

brandicollum :: October 11, 2012 - 1:43pm

Thank you :)

GaryKee :: January 10, 2013 - 10:08pm

Any more updates on this?

rnixon :: June 4, 2013 - 3:10pm

Gary, et. al. -- these feeds are now back up and running. Thank you for your patience!

kpnolan :: July 6, 2013 - 4:17am

need to look at the 911 dispatch cad schema

Datamanager :: November 1, 2013 - 10:06am

Regarding the accuracy of the latitude/longitude in the feed: I see that most of the data references a hundred block or intersection of an incident, but the lat/long tell a different story. Is the lat/lng the actual location of the incident?

rnixon :: November 25, 2013 - 8:40am


toadslick :: December 18, 2013 - 8:11am

Awww, feed is down. ;_;

dominoc :: January 6, 2016 - 4:26pm

Is there anything wrong with the feed?

Datamanager :: January 19, 2016 - 8:12pm

I am seeing a blank page: ALL Blank! Where is the data?! Thanks, Matt

Datamanager :: January 25, 2016 - 7:25am

Looks like everything is still down. I've emailed and called Rick Nixon ( to try and get some response regarding the feeds ALL being down. Nothing but crickets!

Datamanager :: February 10, 2016 - 11:19am

Going on month TWO with the dataset down. Any news?

nibejul :: February 15, 2016 - 9:26am

I really miss not being able to check on police and fire incidents. It would be really nice to hear from the city what the problem is, and a time it will be back up. We are tax paying citizens.