Before community activists can tackle issues like income inequality, residential segregation and environmental racism, they first have to identify the extent of the problem they hope to address and the scope of its impact on stakeholders. While the federal government is good at compiling a variety of demographic data for public use, finding the tools […]
This is a fascinating look into the legalization of marijuana in New York City. R/GA take a look at the City’s #OpenData and compares it to Washington State’s strict guidelines on dispensaries. By the NY State law, only 20 dispensaries can open in the state. Using a tight formula, there are 6 areas where dispensaries […]
This is to a collection of official NYC maps. These maps are created by the NYC’s City-wide GIS department. They have a blog, a user guide, and a “Missing Manual.” All of these maps grow from a central map, NYC Map. In general, these maps are updated frequently and the base tool is under constant […]
NYPD’s approach to these two types of data encapsulates Ray Kelly’s blind spot for traffic violence: The police are pleased to show people where they should take extra precautions to preserve their cars, but not where they need to advocate for greater protection from dangerous driving. Ray Kelly Sees Value in Mapping Car Thefts, But […]
Inbar has located the geographic center of NYC! It is located at 58th Street and Queens Blvd, Queens and there is a plaque!!!
This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence; the Portland project used about half of the number of property records. It’s not a flawless diamond, though. Some of the dates are approximate or inaccurate. The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color – John Metcalfe – […]