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Open Data

Louisville’s National Day of Civic Hacking event wrapped up this past Saturday May 31.  How did it go? Success! The event was a huge success!  The organizers, Louisville’s Civic Data Alliance, would like to thank everyone who participated including Greg Fischer (Louisville Metro’s Mayor), Ted Smith (City Innovation Director), and Tim Welsh (Metro CIO). We […]

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CrimeScore is a new local open data API by YourMapper that gives you a detailed safety grade at your current location. Methodology CrimeScore rating uses a propriety methodology based on address-level open data crime reports, weighted for type of crime, recency, and proximity, then adjusted by neighboring CrimeScore ratings, and finally statistically standardized across a […]

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Hack for Change Louisville is being held as the city’s formal National Day of Civic Hacking event. The day will bring together local government leaders and staff, local organizations, businesses, visitors, and community members and is focused on civic innovation. Success! The event was a huge success!  Thanks for everyone who participated including Greg Fischer, Louisville […]

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This weekend, Your Mapper participated in the national Code Across America: A Week of Civic Innovation event, the Code for America Hack-a-Thon, and pulled in a first place prize! The city of Louisville, the Mayor’s Office, Economic Growth and Innovation director Ted Smith, Louisville CIO Beth Niblock, and LVL1 hosted the event, organized by the Code […]

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Cross posted from the Metro Mapper blog. The city of Louisville Metro has partnered with our government open data services and mapping company GovMapper to bring a daily crime incident reports map from the LMPD to the citizens of Louisville. There are maps for every police division and beat in the city, with data updating daily.  The […]

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Our biggest challenge to getting great public data online is forging a human relationship with the decision makers in local governments.  When we make a connection to the individuals in charge, we can show them the benefits of putting their data online and how easy the process is. This connection to local government almost always […]

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The Franklin County Kentucky PVA office is using Your Mapper’s platform to map its property values county-wide. Like the Jefferson County KY PVA before them, they see the value in opening up their public information to their citizens, and putting it into an easy-to-understand visual map. It saves their office time and duplication of effort, […]

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The Jefferson County PVA office in Louisville KY has been, for the last 4 years, a forward thinking government agency willing to use technology to help their citizens save money.  They have utilized bird’s-eye imagery internally to cut assessment costs, launched a terrific new website designed by VIA Studio, and have used property value maps […]

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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. 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 […]

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Today Google announced that using Rich Snippets makes it easier for search engines like Google to properly classify your site, recognize and understand its content about a particular place, and make it discoverable to users based on geographic location. We’ve added these hidden RDFa snippets to all the millions of place detail pages across the […]

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