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OpenDataPhilly: new updates include bicycle rack data, Septa API, city spatial data [UPDATED]

Feb. 28, 2012 10:30 am

OpenDataPhilly: new updates include bicycle rack data, Septa API, city spatial data [UPDATED]

Several new data sets, including bicycle rack locations, have been added to OpenDataPhilly in recent months, says Deb Boyer, the Azavea project manager at the GIS development shop Azavea that built the searchable resource of civic data. Some of the updates were motivated by requests sent into the OpenDataRace, which Technically Philly covered previously and, […]
Open gov movement in Philadelphia: year in review post from Mark Headd

Dec. 30, 2011 10:30 am

Open gov movement in Philadelphia: year in review post from Mark Headd

A year in review of the open government movement in Philadelphia from Tropo developer Mark Headd: The time of year-end reviews and top 10 lists is now upon us, so I’m compiling the details of a watershed year for open data and civic hacking in two cities where I’ve seen huge leaps made in 2011 […]
Gov Fresh Awards 2011: Philly runner-up as City of the Year, wins in four categories uncategorized

Dec. 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Gov Fresh Awards 2011: Philly runner-up as City of the Year, wins in four categories

The City of Philadelphia was named a runner-up as City of the Year and was represented in several other categories by other initiatives in the 2011 Gov Fresh Awards, celebrating open government initiatives. The honors, offered by the three-year-old online news site, followed an outpouring of support in online voting and final decisions by a […]
Vote in OpenDataRace: final days to show support for what city data you want

Oct. 25, 2011 10:20 am

Vote in OpenDataRace: final days to show support for what city data you want

Cast your vote in the last days of the OpenDataRace, the contest that aims to get a sense of what city data most interests Philadelphians.The voting closes Thursday night. Vote at opendataphilly.org/contest. Nonprofits nominated some two dozen data sets related to their mission. Find more background on the contest here. The top three winners will […]
OpenDataRace: Vote for what City of Philadelphia data set and local nonprofit you want to support

Oct. 6, 2011 11:00 am

OpenDataRace: Vote for what City of Philadelphia data set and local nonprofit you want to support

The OpenDataRace, a contest to show support for the release of City of Philadelphia data and the nonprofit missions that need it, has launched open voting. Technically Philly first reported on the contest here. With an OpenDataPhilly.org registration, users can vote for a single data set — of 21 selected from more than 30 nominated […]
OpenDataRace: contest from OpenDataPhilly to partner city data and nonprofits uncategorized

Sep. 14, 2011 11:00 am

OpenDataRace: contest from OpenDataPhilly to partner city data and nonprofits

A new contest launching today solicits votes on what currently obscured city data should be made open. Dubbed the OpenDataRace by those behind the nascent OpenDataPhilly.org, the project this month solicits nominations of civic-orientated city data sets paired with relevant nonprofit missions. Next month, votes will be cast trumpeting what data sets most interest Philadelphians, […]
Esri highlights OpenDataPhilly and technology behind Azavea-built project uncategorized

Aug. 1, 2011 10:00 am

Esri highlights OpenDataPhilly and technology behind Azavea-built project

GIS leaders Esri highlights OpenDataPhilly: Through the OpenDataPhilly website, the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now provides access to over 100 datasets, applications, and APIs containing authoritative regional information on a wide variety of topics. The site includes a series of map services built with ArcGIS technology from Esri that offer data and imagery related to […]
Neil Kleinman on OpenDataPhilly: “it is not be too late to demand that we have the right to know who is looking”

Jun. 8, 2011 2:00 pm

Neil Kleinman on OpenDataPhilly: “it is not be too late to demand that we have the right to know who is looking”

As OpenDataPhilly.org moves on, adding new data sets from the City of Philadelphia and other civic agencies, privacy concerns are clear. While no data on individuals, health providers, crime reports or other particularly sensitive material is included in the data catalog, University of the Arts Professor Neil Kleinman shared the following thoughts last month: This […]
Disaster Mapper, Philly SNAP star at Random Hacks of Kindness Philadelphia [VIDEO] uncategorized

Jun. 8, 2011 12:21 pm

Disaster Mapper, Philly SNAP star at Random Hacks of Kindness Philadelphia [VIDEO]

The first Philadelphia Random Hacks of Kindness featured six teams working on at least that many projects, including three that were awarded special recognition by judges this weekend. The weekend-long hackathon focused on climate change and disaster relief management was held at Drexel University and organized by Drexel computer science PhD student Mike Brennan, partnered […]
Mural Guide application finds, details Philly’s ample outdoor art, built with OpenDataPhilly uncategorized

May. 3, 2011 11:20 am

Mural Guide application finds, details Philly’s ample outdoor art, built with OpenDataPhilly

OpenDataPhilly.org was unveiled with a roar last Monday as part of Philly Tech Week. But while a catalog of regional data, APIs and applications is a treasure trove to some, it’s a brick wall to many others. Data, thou art inscrutable. As a better example of why releasing data is important, two Code for America […]