(Map by Brandon Smith)
- Code violation notices (these are tickets the Streets Department issues, like tickets for putting out your trash too early or for an overflowing dumpster)
- Vacant lots that have been cleaned by the city
- Street trees that have been removed by the city since 2002
Hackers used the data to build projects at the hackathon, organized by Callowhill-based mapping firm Azavea. Here’s some of the tools they built, as reported by the city’s Managing Director’s Office blog:
- Stormfighter, a project from Chris Nies that aims to help the Water Department fight sewer overflow during rainstorms by showing the places that flooding is most likely to occur.
- LitterDexPHL, a project by Haverford College students that maps litter and demographics in hopes of helping the Streets Department better target its anti-litter campaigns.
- MyPark, an app for Philadelphians to report problems in city parks.