Helsinki has always had a top-notch statistics bureau. Now, it's bringing that data online, and making it regional.
Open data and smart devices will be the cornerstones of tomorrow's urban mobility.
Empty and full stations abound in this cash-strapped system.
Twenty-three percent of the city's 2013 car-related fatalities occurred in just 5 percent of its neighborhoods.
With the help of 4.2 trillion points of data.
Alongside every other building in Washington, D.C.
A bad idea that won't go away.
New York City and California have begun to offer up their GIS files to anyone who wants them, and early results are amazing.
An argument against the popular (and unpaid) app design contests.
Track down a building's code violations, noise complaints, or that nagging history of chemical contamination.
Easy-to-use tools to cut through bureaucratic red tape, via the Knight News Challenge.
Yelp's effort to publish restaurant health safety inspections is just the second time cities have attempted to communicate valuable information in a common language.
A few of the 886 proposals from the Knight Foundation's latest open government news challenge.
Some early attempts to map the question in D.C. suggest that there might be. But what does the correlation tell us?
Looking back over the history of the crowdsourced digital street map, a familiar pattern emerges.
What could you change in your community if you just knew more about it?
"You always hear that information is power, and in this case it really is."
CityScan uses street-mapping technology and public records to find hidden violations.
Projects from Vancouver to Washington to Kathmandu.