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New Updates to GIS Info Via E-notify

This came from our friends at UWM. Thanks UWM GIS listserv and Bill Huxhold for passing this info on. In an effort to keep our users informed and current about City of Milwaukee GIS information available via the internet, the GIS group has created a new E-Notify category called Map Milwaukee News. We will be [...]

The OpenBudgetOakland Project

This is a great article about the efforts of fellow open data group Open Oakland, written by fellow datanaut Jeff Barke. http://openoakland.org/opening-oaklands-budget/ SYNOPSIS: Today a group of Oakland’s civic hackers (the good guys) launched a powerful and simple new tool into the newly announced city budget debate: OpenBudgetOakland.org is an app that allows you to [...]

How media uses data to spark a dialogue

At the heart of all great investigations and journalism lies accurate data. That data helps a journalist formulate their idea and is used to present the information with greatest impact. So when I read this story from the Journal Sentinel on Sunday, I knew this was a great opportunity to talk about how accurate, timely [...]