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Philadelphia just built a crime mapping tool for the entire region civic

Oct. 9, 2014 10:28 am

Philadelphia just built a crime mapping tool for the entire region

Instead of finding a software company to build the tool, project leads Mike Vidro and Grant Ervin hired some developers to help them build it in-house. The internal tool is set to launch in early November.
Azavea’s Summer of Maps fellows built these 6 maps civic

Sep. 29, 2014 7:59 am

Azavea’s Summer of Maps fellows built these 6 maps

Visualizing greenhouse gas emissions for Philly's commercial buildings and more.
City Council to use data, mapping to identify neighborhoods in need of help civic

Jul. 31, 2014 11:39 am

City Council to use data, mapping to identify neighborhoods in need of help

The "Community Sustainability Initiative" will help Council decide how to distribute city resources.
Meet the City of Philadelphia’s new mapping chiefs civic

May. 29, 2014 9:30 am

Meet the City of Philadelphia’s new mapping chiefs

When Jim Querry left the City of Philadelphia after nearly 20 years of leading its mapping technology efforts, Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid decided to rethink the city's GIS (geographic information systems) strategy.
Azavea Summer of Maps: what mapping projects these college students will work on dev

Apr. 22, 2014 10:30 am

Azavea Summer of Maps: what mapping projects these college students will work on

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.
These 16 projects need college hackers: Azavea’s Summer of Maps civic

Mar. 5, 2014 11:30 am

These 16 projects need college hackers: Azavea’s Summer of Maps

Center City District wants to map Philadelphia's tech companies and the resources around them. It's looking for a college student to help.
See Azavea, PolicyMap on Google’s new Maps Gallery civic

Mar. 3, 2014 12:00 pm

See Azavea, PolicyMap on Google’s new Maps Gallery

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.
Why South Korea brought Philly’s police tech team to Seoul civic

Jan. 31, 2014 12:30 pm

Why South Korea brought Philly’s police tech team to Seoul

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.
How Azavea helped this nonprofit get $1M in grants civic

Jan. 16, 2014 9:30 am

How Azavea helped this nonprofit get $1M in grants

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.
14% of city’s early childhood ed programs are “high quality” access

Dec. 30, 2013 8:30 am

14% of city’s early childhood ed programs are “high quality”

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.