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Open Data

Last week we attended a state-wide municipal government conference and pitched our data mapping services to the decision makers in local government.  The Kentucky League of Cities conference brought together mayors, clerks, council members, and police from cities around the state, all looking to improve their cities. Since governments are our main clients for mapping […]

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NYC’s BigApps contest is coming to a close, with only 2 days left in the voting. Our submission is called NYC BigMaps, and if you haven’t supported us yet by voting, please take a moment to register then do so. This submission is a completely new website, targeted just to the citizens of New York, […]

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NYC BigMaps for NYC BigApps

by yourmapper on December 8, 2009

We previously discussed NYC’s BigApps contest and our Your Mapper submission. Today we’d like to tell you about our second submission called NYC BigMaps. This submission is a completely new website, targeted just to the citizens of New York, NY, much like Metro Mapper is targeted to Louisville, KY. It was built in only 3 […]

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The city of New York is following in the footsteps of Washington DC and San Francisco by opening some of their municipal data, and then creating a public application contest. They call it NYC BigApps, a play on “The Big Apple.” Your Mapper grabbed two of the public datasets (restaurant inspections and service calls), converted […]

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There is a lot of data in the Your Mapper platform. Our datasets are collected by a variety of methods, from public data feeds, formatted and unformatted data, and through an official agreement with a city, state, or public entity.  Now there is a way for you to see which ones come from official sources, […]

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The Louisville PVA has provided Your Mapper with official recent residential home sale data for the city of Louisville, KY, and we’ve turned it into an interactive map for you.

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The Louisville PVA has provided Your Mapper with official property foreclosure data for the city of Louisville, KY, and we’ve turned it into an interactive map for you.

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In addition to being a proponent of open data on the federal level with Data.gov, Washington DC is also hands-down the best municipal area in the entire nation when it comes to putting their data online. That’s why we are thrilled to be one of their Top Non-Government Apps in their new App Store! DC […]

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Four years after the first geographic, microlocal websites appeared, some have started to be acquired by larger companies in the hopes of improving local news and data coverage.  Yesterday, EveryBlock was purchased by MSNBC.com for undisclosed millions of dollars, and in June AOL acquired both Patch for local news and Going for local music for […]

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Louisville’s PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) sets all the property values in Jefferson County Kentucky for government and municipal tax purposes. There is a PVA in each county in Kentucky, and they are run by the state government. They have an elaborate internal database that integrates with municipal GIS mapping software that the city provides. And […]

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