Apr. 24, 2014 9:15 am
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.
Apr. 9, 2014 9:15 am
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."
Mar. 24, 2014 8:15 am
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.
Mar. 19, 2014 10:15 am
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.
Mar. 17, 2014 12:26 pm
Shea Frederick is known to Baltimore’s civic hackers as the developer who built BaltimoreVacants.org, a website that catalogs the city’s 16,000 vacant properties. Now he’s rehabbing his own vacant house.
Mar. 7, 2014 4:35 pm
As Technical.ly Baltimore reported in January, the Open Data Policy is being pushed by Sen. Bill Ferguson from Baltimore. If the Open Data Policy is voted into law, Ferguson said it will be Maryland’s “first formalized step towards an open data regime.”
Mar. 6, 2014 8:15 am
The hackathon, organized by the college's graduate programs department, is looking for projects that include, but aren't limited to, "apps, videos, websites, games [and] plans."