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.
Jul. 24, 2013 8:30 am
It's no small task to inspect and maintain the city's 25,000 fire hydrants every year, but a new city app is making the job easier and saving the city money, too.