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Your Mapper

Your Mapper has a number of new features and pages that we’d like to point out to you.  Most are related to slicing and dicing our large databases in different ways and presenting the results to you visually.  We’d like to know which features you like the most, so we can know which ones to […]

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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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We are working on some interactive heat map technology for all of our maps and data, and we’re very excited about it so we wanted to share it now.  The goal is to start showing the massive amounts of data we have in different formats to help reveal trends and interesting stories. Heat maps can […]

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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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Your Mapper has launched a new site just for municipal and state government agencies called GovMapper. This site targets local government departments and explains to them exactly how the Your Mapper Platform can help them get their data online to their public simply, inexpensively, and lightning fast. Government’s Problem Government agencies are overburdened by Freedom […]

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The Louisville Metro Police Department tracks crime reports across the city’s metro area. Through Freedom of Information Act requests, we get these crimes and map each report since January of 2003, over 6 years of data! This makes it by far the most comprehensive crime map of Louisville Jefferson County crime available anywhere on the […]

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When you are mobile and on-the-go, you can search our maps, and access every single location on every map from your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or any phone with a mobile web browser. Just point your cell phone browser to www.yourmapper.com/m to start. Note that although these screenshots were taken on an iPhone, this version will […]

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The United States DEA has a National Clandestine Laboratory Register which shows locations of Meth Lab busts. They list the busts or cleanup sites by state, and they are paginated within each state. We decided it would be good to grab this data, geocode it, and turn it into a map instead of looking at […]

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