OpenGeo Suite Supports SFPark and Cleaner, Safer Streets in San Francisco

Today OpenGeo, the leader in open source geospatial technology, completed Phase II development for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) SFpark project asset management system. SFpark uses geospatial and sensory technology to collect and distributes real-time parking availability information to drivers. It also uses this data to regularly update meter and garage pricing to ensure parking Read more…

OpenBag: Kaja Kuhl Explores Migrant Populations in New Urbania

Kaja Kühl founded youarethecity, a research, design and planning practice that is interested in creating dialogue about the urban environment. youarethecity collaborates with institutions, individuals and non-profit organizations to produce maps, diagrams, writings, designs, websites, events and exhibitions about urban spaces. A major theme is how migrant populations can come and shape their new sociopolitical environment or be totally crushed by Read more…

OpenBag: Jeff Larson Shows Us His Maps

Jeff Larson stopped by OpenBag to show some of his current data visualization work at ProPrublica. While at the The Nation, he coordinated the magazine’s editorial and business activities on the web during the 2009 political season.  He’s continued the same strain of work at ProPublica but widening his focus on other polictial issues:  mapping, politics, the mapping Read more…

GovFresh Awards 2011 – Nominate the best and brightest in civic technology

The 2011 GovFresh Awards will honor the most innovative citizen and city and local government technology projects of the year. GovFresh will showcase all of the city and local leadership and great civic technology work that’s been developed throughout the year. Even if projects or people don’t win, it’s an opportunity for the community to Read more…

Staten Island, we’ll see you in Bus Time: OpenPlans selected to create NYC real time bus tracking system

OpenPlans Transportation, in partnership with Cambridge Systematics, is excited to announce that we have been selected to implement MTA Bus Time (real-time bus tracking) on all of Staten Island’s local and express bus routes by 2012! Bus Time will be expanded to all of New York City shortly thereafter, eventually covering the MTA’s 6000 local and Read more…

You can lead people to water, but can you make them think about it? OpenBag, Lee Altman

Lee Altman’s work explores the connection of citizens in urban environments to their water and sewer systems. And it highlights the disconnect. Because people in general just don’t think about where their water comes from and then where it goes.  Lee’s work explores ways to foster engagement between people, the ecosystem and their water.  Lee took the reins at Read more…