Reinvent 311: Mobile Content Challenge -
Did you know that 311 gets 65,000 inquiries a day?
Hosted by The City of New York, Code for America and Stack Exchange, we are inviting urban technologists, content creators, media professionals, civic developers and interested hackers to partner with NYC 311 and help make vital customer service information accessible on the web and through mobile devices.
Help us Reinvent 311. Register now for the Reinvent 311 mobile content challenge from November 26 - January 15, 2014: http://on.nyc.gov/Reinvent311
Interested in learning how people are using NYC OpenData? Visit NYC OpenData Analyticsfor info on page views, and a running count of datasets, maps, and charts available on the OpenData portal. Additionally, the analytics tool shows the most viewed datasets, the top referrers to the portal, search terms and embeds, providing a comprehensive picture of the types of NYC data being used each day.
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Check out the NYC OpenData Dashboard to explore the datasets City agencies have released and plan to release moving forward. Discover new datasets and how frequently they are updated. Quickly sort by agency and available dataset or download data and learn more more about the information New York City is releasing to the public.
Each year, 80,000 NYC 8th grade students apply to high school choosing from more than 700 options. Yesterday, the NYC Department of Education’s Innovation team (iZone) held the School Choice Design Challenge Demo Night featuring new apps aimed at helping families navigate the admissions process.
For the challenge, Pediacities, former NYC BigApps winners and data platform providers, created a set of public APIs (data integration tools), so developers could easily integrate NYC high school data into their applications. Six apps are now live helping students discover the best school based on criteria like location, extracurricular activities, or entrance requirements.
Image: FindTheBest - the SCDC winning app selected by a panel of 9th grade students as part of the School Choice Design Challenge.
Open data is letting the genie out of the bottle – we are not the owners, but the custodians of the data and we can do so much more good when we let the solution makers use it. — - Steven Hodas, Executive Director, Innovate NYC Schools (iZone)
New York City’s air quality has reached the cleanest levels in more than 50 years. According to the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, between 1990 and 2012, the global share of CO2 emissions from industrialized countries fell from 69% to 41%. At the same time, the share from developing countries is rapidly rising.
Check out this animated visualization of global CO2 emissions created by The World Bank.
Data from various sources including The UN, The World Bank, The IMF.
Access NYC environmental open data.
Check out these great infographics detailing everything Citi Bike NYC. Since the bike share launched in May 2013, cyclists have traveled a total distance of 6,840,606 miles or 275 trips around the world!
Thanks to Zack Davenport and Michael Yap for sharing the stories.
Get Citi Bike Data: http://citibikenyc.com/system-data
New York City is gathering data, processing data, and distributing data like never before. Listen to the BBC’s story on the City’s data efforts.
Check out this visualization of 311 service requests from 2010 to the present by zipcode. Use the drop down menu on the left to select and map different service requests.
Get NYC 311 data via NYC Open Data - www.nyc.gov/data
Thanks to Jonathan Roberts for developing and sharing the map.
The inaugural edition of the NYC Open Data Plan includes approximately 440 city agency public data sets, the release date, and update frequency for each set. Created following the guidelines set forth in Local Law 11 of 2012, historic legislation signed by Mayor Bloomberg in March 2012, the plan ensures the ongoing release of public data.
The next milestone comes in July 2014, when DoITT begins publishing annual updates to the City’s Open Data Plan, detailing the progress in opening public data sets since the previous report. All public data must be opened by December 31, 2018.