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Open Data

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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Jeremiah Andrick over at the Cubicle Punk Blog has posted an interesting article about a city council in Ohio that sent a cease and desist letter (Page 1 and 2) to a local website. The site, called Everything Conneaut Ohio, is under fire because they post information about the city, and the council thinks the […]

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Allowing the public and news organizations unfettered access to federal, state, and local governments’ non-private data is essential.  One good way to do this is to make the data available online, thus reducing the agency’s costs trying to manually fill individual freedom of information act requests.  However, this solution is not without its caveats, as […]

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