Week 2 of my collection of interesting things happening around Civic Tech, Open Data and Open Government. Still working on the right formats, length and time frame. If you have suggestions please get in touch, would love to know your opinion.
How Americans Commute to Work
A few maps on how Americans commute to work.
Pollution risk for Chicago Neighborhoods
A static map created by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) which shows the Chicago neighborhoods most at risk from pollution.
Would love to see an interactive version of this, but for now there is only a static version.
The NRDC hopes its new research into municipal pollution can help organizers push for sound, equitable policy.
Los Angeles Homelessness By Land Use
A nice exploration by Civic Knowledge from San Diego into Los Angeles Homelessness.
> An exploration of the Los Angeles homelessness counts allocated to land use categories.
How Alex Honnold made ‘the ultimate climb’ - without a rope
Not a civic tech visualization but pretty darn impressive
‘Stop-and-frisk in a car:’ Elite LAPD unit disproportionately stopped black drivers, data show
Data story from the LA Times with some nice graphs
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How a Memphis dashboard saved the city 26 analyst hours a month in this interview with Deputy Dir. Parks and Neighborhoods, City of Memphis –> to the article
Government CIOs focusing more on analytics — those who aren’t will ‘fall behind’
According to the report, 27 percent of government CIOs ranked artificial intelligence and machine learning as the top game-changing technology, and 22 percent ranked data analytics as the number two technology. –> to the article
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for a few good bots to help with procurement. -DARPA looks to procurement bots
Here is an update. I combined my earlier work into a single list that now has addresses (ie REST service endpoints) for 600+ ArcGIS servers at all levels of government from federal down to city. Open PDF file: https://t.co/0zEsHWWR94 #GIS pic.twitter.com/gJjkfcvHXM— Joseph Elfelt (@MappingSupport) January 12, 2019
Roadmap to informed communities
We have developed a framework called Tactical Data Engagement, a process for cities to facilitate opportunities for community use of open data to improve residents’ lives. - Tools for community-centered open data
Preparing Louisville, KY traffic and congestion data from @waze data and @LouDataOfficer! These data will be analyzed over space & time in the @PennMUSA Practicum course.— Matt Harris (@Md_Harris) January 22, 2019
Spatial aggregate of ~1 million traffic alerts by highway vs. primary/secondary roads. pic.twitter.com/MimRgtgAwl
Yes. I am simply arguing for all data science pipelines which are a part of government decision making to be fully open source so that:— Colin Megill (@colinmegill) January 23, 2019
1. the pipelines can be run
2. the data science community can argue with the methodology
How many hours have you lost negotiating legal agreements for data sharing? Help others avoid that fate. Pls share your experiences w/ @sdsn_TReNDS @TheGovLab Contracts 4 Data Collaboration: New Project on Legal Conditions 4 Data Sharing https://t.co/9Gn6ph467P Pls share widely.— Sarah T Lucas (@sarahtlucas) January 22, 2019
NEW: Tech meets immigration defense.— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) January 24, 2019
The “Notifica” App allows you to press a button to notify loved ones if encountering ICE. Proud that our https://t.co/4jYlO506p3 know your rights films are available in-app to empower w/ info. Text NOTIFICA to 877877 to download. #HereToStay pic.twitter.com/ftlYl6HuTC
Wednesday hot take: a _lot_ of the time, effort, energy and money invested in the civic innovation space is a proxy for the dearth of people in government with modern technology skills.— Mark Headd (@mheadd) January 23, 2019
WOW! Our book is now available. Check out 20 chapters from top international & interdisciplinary thinkers and do-ers about what Good Data is and what it could be. We don't have to accept Bad Data practices, or give up our tech entirely. Another digitised world is possible! https://t.co/DOA3aTPr0P— The Good Data Project (@Good__Data) January 23, 2019
2019 Summer of Maps - nonprofit applications (These are due Sunday!!)
2019 is here. @DataJawn planning is underway.— Data Jawn (@DataJawn) January 24, 2019
- Winter Innovation Summit on Feb 6-8 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Data do-gooders! We’re so excited for the upcoming Winter Innovation Summit on Feb 6-8 in Salt Lake City, Utah. If any fellow DataKinders are attending and would like to help us take photos/videos and/or meet up with @jakeporway, please DM us! https://t.co/Z1gDqustC1— DataKind (@DataKind) January 25, 2019