NYC powers up CityMap2.0 using GeoServer

New York City recently launched CityMap2.0, an application "bursting with souped-up mapping features." The map offers plenty of helpful city data, from Federal Stimulus projects to service centers of all types. An article in Government Technology explains:

"It’s one of our most heavily used applications. We got a lot of
requests for enhancements," said Colin Reilly, director of citywide GIS
for DoITT.

The agency rewrote the application with a reusable framework, which
the city now uses for other interactive mapping applications. An
example is a map it developed for a mayoral program called the Street
Conditions Observation Unit (SCOUT). SCOUT vehicles search the city for
blights to be repaired before they’re reported.[..]

DoITT used free open source software called GeoServer in conjunction
with Oracle Spatial as the database. That, combined with the fact that
the agency used internal resources to build the application, meant the
project had nearly zero costs, Reilly said.

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