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Talk given by Denice Ross of the GNOCDC and myself at Where 2.0 2009

Talk given by Denice Ross of the GNOCDC and myself at Where 2.0 2009

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    Junk Mail And The Geo Web Shine Light On New Orleans Recovery Presentation Junk Mail And The Geo Web Shine Light On New Orleans Recovery Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Junk Mail and the Geoweb Shine Light on New Orleans Recovery Presented by: Denice Ross Greater New Orleans Community Data Center James Fee RSP Architects
    • Visits to gnocdc.org For the two years preceding Katrina Approx 5,000 visits/month, 60,000 visits/year
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
    • Monday
    • Tuesday-Friday
    • 2005 visits to gnocdc.org Baseline 5,000 visits/month 40,000 visits 80,000 visits
    • And lots of media…
    • “How many people are back, and where are they living?”
    • Census Bureau population estimates 71.5% 49.5%
    • Census Bureau population estimates Not useful because: 71.5% • 9-Month Lag 49.5% • Whole city, not neighborhoods • Methods fell apart post-disaster
    • Alternative sources of population data Surveys Public school Utility enrollment accounts Postal data Drivers Licenses Traffic Volume Voter Vehicle Registration Registration
    • Alternative sources of population data Surveys Public school Utility enrollment accounts Postal data Drivers Licenses Traffic Volume Voter Vehicle Registration Registration
    • Local credibility is hard to gain…
    • Local credibility is hard to gain… and easy to lose.
    • Tips for Credibility 1.  ut metadata in plain sight P and in plain English 2.  ix errors that matter to F locals 3. mprove usability through I testing under real-world conditions
    • July 2008 11 July 2008 by Infrogmation of New Orleans
    • StreetView Aug 2007
    • Today – May 2009
    • Tips for Credibility 1.  ut metadata in plain sight P and in plain English 2.  ix errors that matter to F locals 3. mprove usability through I testing under real-world conditions
    • Geocoding database problem: Addresses placed in “neutral grounds”
    • Tips for Credibility 1.  ut metadata in plain sight P and in plain English 2.  ix errors that matter to F locals 3. mprove usability through I testing under real-world conditions
    • User Interviewer Notetaker Methodology: www.gnocdc.org/usability
    • Methodology: www.gnocdc.org/usability
    • The result: Happy users and a smoother recovery for New Orleans
    • Holy Cross neighborhood associa2on deployed spring  break volunteers to rebuilding, rather than door‐to‐ door data collec2on 
    • “Friends of Palmer Park” demonstrated cri2cal mass of neighbors  in grant proposal for new playground 
    • Community & Developers: Using same data to describe the impact  of a new Hospital on residents in the proposed footprint 
    • Why we James Fee
    • GNOCDC Web August, 2005
    • Photo credit: the ‘bee log
    • GNOCDC Web May, 2009
    • Leverage ArcGIS & Google Maps
    • Migrate from static HTML to Django Framework
    • Uploading data to cloud and Google Docs
    • I wish I had cached my data
    • Onward!
    • Technology
    • Results •  No lock in, supporting standards allows them the flexibility to change with technology. •  No longer fighting change, but embracing it
    • For more info, e-mail denicew@gnocdc.org or james.fee@rsparch.com www.gnocdc.org Project Lead Content Data Project Mapping & Design Expert Developer Sponsor Sherpa Programmer Joy Allison Elaine Denice W. James Matt Bonaguro Plyer Ortiz Ross Fee Priour RSP Kestrel Architects Computer Consulting