Campaign: Local

Simple, Accessible GeoData

Make data from several cities available through GeoData Checkout ( http://mapmeld.github.io/geodata-checkout/ ), an open maps API developed last year by Code for America.

 

Benefits:

 

Draw to download data inside your neighborhood, or any custom area on the map. Map data, make timelines, or display in Google Earth.

 

Use cases:

 

- http://mapmeld.github.io/crimestep

 

- http://historicchicago.heroku.com/

 

Technology:

 

A lightweight Node.js wrapper around PostGIS or MongoDB. Installs on Heroku in minutes. Data available through GeoJSON, KML, and JSONP APIs.

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