LocalData is a toolkit for communities to collect & manage place-based data.
LocalData empowers communities to collect data with new tools. Smartphone and paper-based surveys, simple online management and instant visualization will let you use data without an expert.
LocalData is a new digital toolkit designed to help community groups, professional planners and government agencies modernize community-led data collection of place-based information.
OpenPhoto launches iPhone app
We welcomed the OpenPhoto project to WebFWD after their successful Kickstarter campaign last year. As an open source photo platform to help Dropbox and other cloud storage users share, organize and enjoy their photos, they have made significant progress.
Today marks a major milestone for them team: launching their iPhone app!
OpenStreetMap Hack Weekend DC is an osm hackathon in Arlington, VA running from Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM to Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM (ET).
An OpenStreetMap Hack Weekend is a meet-up where we bring along laptops to an office space and spend the weekend doing some technical work to improve OpenStreetMap. This may be development of the “core” components, the editors, or any other side projects and pet projects we fancy hacking on. OpenStreetMap has development tasks sprouting from it in all directions. There’s work to do in almost any programming language, as well as tasks like documentation, and even some non-technical graphics design and translation tasks.
If OpenStreetMap Hack Weekend DC is anything like the event in London, it’ll be a smorgasbord of hard-core development, tutorials and drinking!
Datalove is the love of communication. No matter what kind of communication. “Let data flow” is nothing else but “keep communication alive”.
Datalove is so exciting! It’s all about the availability of data. What people do with it is not the question. The point is: people need data. Need to get it. Need to give it. Need to share it. Need to do things with it, by means of it.
Sadly, old misconceptions and rivaling interests exist and try to hinder the flow of communication, and thus the datalove.
Open States is a project that collects and makes available data about U.S. state legislative activities, including bill summaries, votes, sponsorships, legislators and committees. This data is gathered directly from the states and made available in a common format for interested developers, through a RESTful API and regular data dump.