Apr. 22, 2014 10:30 am
In the third year of Azavea's Summer of Maps Fellowship, three college students will do mapping analysis for organizations like Texas's GirlStart, New York City's City Harvest and Philadelphia's Consortium of Building Energy Innovation (formerly EEB Hub), Azavea announced late last week.
Mar. 5, 2014 11:30 am
Center City District wants to map Philadelphia's tech companies and the resources around them. It's looking for a college student to help.
Mar. 3, 2014 12:00 pm
Two Philadelphia organizations -- Azavea and The Reinvestment Fund's PolicyMap -- are featured on Google's new Maps Gallery, which aims to be a one stop shop for public data in map-form. Organizations had to apply to be part of the program.
Jan. 31, 2014 12:30 pm
The South Korean government invited Grant Ervin, who heads Public Safety GIS for the city, and city GIS developer Paul Woodruff to Ilsanseo-gu, a city northwest of Seoul, to speak about a data system they developed for Philadelphia's public safety offices.
Jan. 16, 2014 9:30 am
A regional nonprofit focused on improving early childhood education knew there was a lack of high quality pre-school programs in the area, but it needed something more concrete in order to push for change.
Dec. 30, 2013 8:30 am
While Philadelphia lacks high-quality early education programs all across the board, some neighborhoods need more of these high quality programs than others do, according to a report.
Oct. 31, 2013 12:30 pm
Built by the city's mapping staff, the app gives firefighters access to real-time data that was previously not available on-the-go.
Oct. 17, 2013 10:00 am
Today is the group's first event: a happy hour at Strangelove's at 11th and Walnut Streets at 5:30 p.m.
Sep. 27, 2013 11:30 am
The city of Chester hasn't had a supermarket for more than ten years. It's what experts call a "food desert," an area where there's no place to get fresh food. Coupled with the the city's poverty rate: 44.5 percent, it's a bleak reality for Chester's 33,000 residents.
Sep. 9, 2013 10:30 am
Jim Querry ran GIS for the City of Philadelphia for nearly two decades, spanning a period of enormous change -- and opportunity to shape the future of the city. When he started in 1996, the city had only one Apple dial-up Internet connection. When he left this summer, the city had set into motion an open data movement that has gotten national nods.