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As opioid overdoses spiral, first responders and public health agencies are adopting a smartphone application that tracks both deaths and rescues as they happen.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
November 14, 2017
Local officials across the West should pay attention to what happened to one devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.
A growing number of cities are looking to do more with transportation data analytics before disasters strike.
Increasingly sophisticated mapping platforms have made redistricting easier—but data could also be the key to untangling the problem.
September 29, 2017
A massive influx of visitors to places along the “path of totality” is a public safety challenge and operational challenge.
"Open data has a tremendous ability to break down barriers and empower communities,” according to Mayor Andy Berke.
The threat of more frequent and more intense natural disasters linked to climate change is forcing cities and states to change the way they prepare for, and recover from, events like tornadoes, forest fires, floods and hurricanes.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
July 12, 2017
Cities from Cincinnati to Phoenix have incorporated the information into their own platforms.
By identifying where food access is poor, government agencies and nonprofits can better allocate resources.
The map—which allows users to zoom in and check out their neighborhoods—provides a previously unseen view of how the racial composition of neighborhoods is changing in the US.
April 27, 2017
An important question facing communities in South Florida: “How do we get the right information we need to inform changes in building codes and prioritizing infrastructure for investment?”
Mapping offers ways for governments to identify, prioritize and mark green infrastructure for preservation and rehabilitation.
“We provide the raw data, but this gives residents the ability to see and understand datasets” that show how California’s sixth-largest city is evolving, according to Mayor Robert Garcia.
Cincinnati has rolled out 14 interactive dashboards that are regularly updated and built upon the city’s open data portal.
New high resolution data for six states and Washington, D.C., is seen as a boon for efforts to cut down on pollutants in the nation’s largest estuary.
Santa Catalina Island, located southwest of Los Angeles, was a void on maps until a few enthusiasts armed with 360 cameras set about imaging its streets and noting mislabeled addresses.
A collaborative effort is mapping leaky gas pipes.
In South Carolina, mapping played a critical role in situational awareness and damage assessments before, during and after the extreme weather event.
The city plans to “open source” the computer code for the application in the coming weeks, offering a way for other local governments to replicate the project.
Leading a state effort to successfully aggregate datasets from all of Indiana’s 92 counties.
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