open data

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.
This Ad.com civic hacker is renovating a Baltimore vacant [PHOTOS] civic

Mar. 17, 2014 12:26 pm

This Ad.com civic hacker is renovating a Baltimore vacant [PHOTOS]

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.
Listen to testimony in favor of state Open Data Policy [AUDIO] civic

Mar. 7, 2014 4:35 pm

Listen to testimony in favor of state Open Data Policy [AUDIO]

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.”
Goucher College to host civic hackathon in April [EVENT] creative

Mar. 6, 2014 8:15 am

Goucher College to host civic hackathon in April [EVENT]

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."