Open Data

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The Best Parking App We've Ever Seen

How risky is it to run inside for that cup of coffee without feeding the meter? SpotAgent will figure that out for you.

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5 Ways of Visualizing Crime in Philly

This is what happens when a city releases its data.

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The Sad, Sudden End of EveryBlock

The pioneer of hyperlocal news and open data surprisingly closed this morning.

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It's Not Easy Being a Transit Advocate in Atlanta

How do you improve congestion when there's zero political will to raise money to fix it?

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The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.

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Open Data of the Day: New York City Will Have QR Codes Everywhere

Every business with a city permit will soon be required to display a QR code linking to the municipal database.

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We Want You: City Data Edition

A new portal will collect open streams from different cities, making for easier comparisons.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

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How the New iPhone Will Expose Cities Lagging on Open Data

Once Apple releases its new mapping software, you'll only be able to find the bus if you live in a city with open data.

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The Street Hacker, Officially Embraced

Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?

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Why Is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?

ArrivalStar claims it invented live transit alerts. Your apps, taxpayer dollars, and the open data movement are all at stake.