Browsing the "Open Data" Tag

City Of Oakland’s Real-Time Crime Map Advances Transparency

August 14th, 2015 | by EJC

The City of Oakland, California, has taken a step toward offering citizens open access to public data by launching the Oakland Police Department Calls for Service application. Built using geographic information system technology on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the web app provides real-time crime data using an interactive map available from both OPD and city websites


Sharing Your Location Privately

March 13th, 2015 | by EJC

Location is especially valuable and sensitive metadata, especially when there is a lot of it, because it can be used to derive so much information about a person. But is it possible to share this information in a privacy-preserving way


Monitorial Citizenship: Projects And Tools

August 26th, 2014 | by EJC

Election monitoring projects have been successful in policing blatant election fraud through citizen and third-party election monitoring, but the outcomes of these elections are not always closely related to a politician’s performance. The MIT Center for Civic Media looks at ways to extend monitoring activities beyond election cycles, using it as a tool for ongoing feedback and dialogue between elected officials and their constituents



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