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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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UsefulTools, is “a web magazine for people who love web tools and apps,” and on Friday they listed Your Mapper as their featured Tool of the Day with the title “Local Data at Your Fingertips.” They posted a detailed writeup of our services.  Here are some of their comments: YourMapper is website where you can […]

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Programmable Web, one of the very first websites to catalog all kinds of map mashups and open APIs since 2005, has listed the Your Mapper API in its open database. Our API (Application Programming Interface) allows anyone to grab any of our maps, locations, metadata, and more on-the-fly to create their own web applications and […]

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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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