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How Government’s Data Can Be Truly Useable

In honor of the recent Open Data Day, here's what might seem a counterintuitive suggestion: Let's stop celebrating open data. Why? A little history:...

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Send Us Your Best Maps and Data Visualizations!

The powers of data visualization and mapping for government are clear; they can transform mundane spreadsheets into lively graphics from which cities...

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Turning Dirty Streets Clean through Comprehensive Open Data Mapping

Los Angeles, California’s comprehensive Clean Streets LA (CSLA) initiative is effectively addressing street cleanliness using the power of data and ma...

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Can Algorithms Predict House Fires?

Last December’s blaze at an Oakland, CA, warehouse was the deadliest structural fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. Thirty-six people died during...

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Burgh’s Eye View

The proliferation of civic tech projects has led to a growing number of vendors who offer off-the-shelf products for cities and municipalities. At the...

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