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With restaurant inspection data in hand, HDScores readies for launch business

Sep. 29, 2014 9:01 am

With restaurant inspection data in hand, HDScores readies for launch

The app compiles and maps restaurant inspection records from more than 800 localities nationwide.
O’Malley appoints academics, GIS experts to state’s open data council civic

Jun. 12, 2014 8:15 am

O’Malley appoints academics, GIS experts to state’s open data council

The council was created under legislation passed during the 2014 legislative session.
Two big problems Hack Baltimore tackled at Hack for Change civic

Jun. 3, 2014 10:43 am

Two big problems Hack Baltimore tackled at Hack for Change

Civic hackers were challenged to eliminate veterans unemployment or visualize Baltimore neighborhood data.
“If you can’t code, you’re not Googling hard enough”: Chris Whong dev

May. 27, 2014 8:15 am

“If you can’t code, you’re not Googling hard enough”: Chris Whong

Civic hackers Shea Frederick and Chris Whong were at Betamore last week to talk about trends in open data and how attainable using technology and open source software to better understand your community can be.
Vital Signs 12, new website from Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance civic

May. 7, 2014 11:30 am

Vital Signs 12, new website from Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

The release of the 12th edition of Vital Signs adds another 8,000 data points -- 150 indicators for each of Baltimore city's 55 community statistical areas -- to the compendium of neighborhood information available on the updated BNIA website.
Slumlord Watch blogger Carol Ott receives Google Maps Engine grant access

Apr. 24, 2014 9:15 am

Slumlord Watch blogger Carol Ott receives Google Maps Engine grant

Ott, who has outed absentee and negligent landlords on her blog for five years, plans to use Maps Engine to visually present the data she has collected on the city's slumlords and vacant buildings by relating them to other pieces of information, including crime data and the Baltimore City Council districts in which blighted properties are located.
Open Data Policy for Maryland signed into law civic

Apr. 9, 2014 9:15 am

Open Data Policy for Maryland signed into law

It is now official state policy that state government data "be machine-readable and released to the public in ways that make the data easy to find, accessible and usable."
Baltimore DataMind: use this updated map tool to understand your neighborhood civic

Mar. 24, 2014 8:15 am

Baltimore DataMind: use this updated map tool to understand your neighborhood

Users can search Baltimore city by neighborhood and "visualize socioeconomic, demographic, crime, education and health data for one area, multiple neighborhoods or all of Baltimore city," according to a press release.
Open Data Policy passed through state Senate civic

Mar. 19, 2014 10:15 am

Open Data Policy passed through state Senate

Both the House and Senate versions of a bill calling for more uniformity in and regular disclosures of state data have passed through their respective chambers.

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