Mapping with Location Data" by Paul Smith (February 2011)

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With the recent announcement of Baltimore's open-data initiative, "OpenBaltimore", there's been lots of buzz about what people can do with some of this city data. Enter Paul Smith, an expert on data and mapping. Paul will be talking about EveryBlock and how his company uses city data in their neighborhood maps, as well as showing off some cool map visualizations. He'll also be providing some insight on how folks might be able to jump in and create their own maps based on their own location data.

Our speaker Paul Smith is co-founder and software engineer for EveryBlock, a "what's going on in my neighborhood" website. He has been developing sites and software for the web since 1994. Originally from Maryland, he recently moved to Baltimore after more than a decade in Chicago, where we co-founded Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and produced the Election Day Advent Calenda

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Mapping with Location Data" by Paul Smith (February 2011)

  1. 1. Mapping with Location Data Paul Smith Refresh Baltimore February 17, 2011
  2. 2. I’m the one onthe right• Born & raised in Maryland• Spent ‘00s in Chicago, co-founded EveryBlock• Living in Baltimore
  3. 3. Speed (km/hr)min max avg 0 82.98 13.9
  4. 4. Animated map :-(
  5. 5. Not in Baltimore ...
  6. 6. Not in Baltimore ... ... yet
  7. 7. clustering
  8. 8. clustering
  9. 9. data.baltimorecity.gov
  10. 10. Points of Interest Hospitals Fire stations Public pools Museums Libraries Senior centers City markets Recreation centers Farmers markets Designated landmarks Police stations Baltimore city public schools
  11. 11. LinesStreet centerlines10-foot contour intervalEdge of pavement2-foot contour intervalRailroads
  12. 12. AreasFloodplainNeighborhoodsParcelsBaltimore city lineVegetated areaLand useBuilding footprintsWaterZoningMajor drainageHousing typologyCity council districts
  13. 13. BOOM
  14. 14. YourReps.org http://yourreps.org/
  15. 15. YourReps.org• Django app (GeoDjango)• PostgreSQL DB + PostGIS• Congress• State Senate• House of Delegates• Baltimore City Council
  16. 16. https://github.com/paulsmith/yourreps
  17. 17. Thank you.• http://pauladamsmith.com/• @paulsmith• paulsmith@pobox.com

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