Canarsie Tops List of Most Flooded Neighborhoods According to ClaimStat Data
In a quest to do for claims against the city what Crime Stat did for crime, Scott Stringer recently released ClaimStat. It maps out claims against the city, including the date of occurrence, type of claim, location and amount paid out in the claim.
It’s a great step for transparency, but once again the city failed to release the data in a machine readable format. But fear not: the amazing Chris Whong (of Taxi Visualization fame and an organizer of BetaNYC, NYC’s network of civic-minded hackers who are opening government data) posted a quick how to on extracting data files from the maps. So with that, I was off and running.