Our Mashup Wins in Apps for Californians Contest

by yourmapper on October 12, 2010 · 1 comment

Apps for Californians has announced its winners. The CA.gov-promoted mashup competition launched in June was a collaboration with Google, Microsoft, Center for Digital Government and ProgrammableWeb.

Apps for Californians

Our Entry

We grabbed the Cleanup Site and Permitted Facility data from the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control and created a California Environment Report. This mashup provides an interactive map, heatmaps, a geo-location mobile version, data feeds, and detail pages of every location. We converted the raw data to the OMG Standard, loaded it into our GovMapper platform which was built exactly for this situation, then added the map to our public Your Mapper site.

About the Contest

“Demonstrate the power of innovation to make government better.”

The contest was “a web application development contest focused on enhancing government transparency and services.”  The goal is “to develop innovative applications, visualizations and mash-ups that empower residents and businesses with improved access to government information and services and promote collaboration between the state, local governments and non-governmental partners.”

Apps for Californians rewarded developers who came up with the most useful, visually appealing, effective, and original web-based or mobile apps.  The entries were judged based on the following:

  • Providing value to California’s residents and businesses;
  • Demonstrating Innovation;
  • Promoting Collaboration and Government Efficiency; and
  • Ensuring Accessibility and Usability.

We were proud to participate in the contest and glad to win. Thanks to ProgammableWeb for putting it on.

  • Greerwaldrop

    WOO HOO!!!!

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