Tag: everyblock

by Daniel X. O'Neil

Today President Obama issued two eloquent orders with the following subject lines: “Freedom of Information Act” and “Transparency and Open Government”. Published on the first full day of his presidency, they constitute a sweeping manifesto about how he wants to govern at the Federal level. Those leading municipal government in this country— mayors, commissioners, and […] more »

by Daniel X. O'Neil

Recently in Chicago, as the weather warmed inordinately from a deep freeze, with a 70-degree swing in temperature, the attention of the media and the municipal workers turned to potholes. The two daily newspapers sent writers to a press conference at the city’s “Pothole Command Center,” where Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), […] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

We’ve launched our first EveryBlock “special report” — an analysis of Chicago addresses mentioned in the recent federal investigation “Operation Crooked Code.” As explained on our about page, an overall goal of EveryBlock is to point you to news near your block. We’ve been working hard to do a good job of this so far […] more »

by Daniel X. O'Neil

At EveryBlock, where my main role is to work with municipal governments to uncover new data sets, we’re experimenting with a new form of journalism where we treat freshly updated public records as block-level news. It’s a big job to acquire ongoing feeds of government data, and we have a broader goal of spreading the […] more »

by David Sasaki

Buenos Aires Leads the Way Two months ago I was back in my old stomping grounds, Encinitas, California. It had been several years since I last coasted along Highway 101 as it sucks in its asphalt belly between San Elijo Lagoon and the near-perfect surf break, Cardiff Reef. I pulled off the side of the […] more »

by Paul Lamb

In a recent seminar I helped to facilitate, health organizations and online mapping experts came together to discuss how mapping could be used to address health disparities in California and the U.S. Some current examples of useful online mapping tools in the health arena include: Healthy City: Gathers census and other locally relevant data in […] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

Since launching the Knight-funded Web site EveryBlock just over two months ago, we’ve been asked many questions about the project, from the philosophical (“Why is this ‘news’?”) to logistical (“When will the code be open-sourced?”). We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions into a brand-new FAQ. Check it out. more »

by Steven Clift

I am on a hunt. While the new EveryBlock.com site uses maps to display aggregated content for three major cities and Outside.in gets local with select geotagging blogs in a number of high population areas, I am looking for tools that display organic “user-generated” content via maps that get out of urban areas and into […] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

We’ve launched the first version of our Knight-funded project, EveryBlock. It offers a news feed for every block, neighborhood and ZIP code in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Our launch announcement gives more information about what we’re trying to do. We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s good to have this […] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

With my News Challenge grant, I’m starting a project called EveryBlock that aggregates local news for specific cities. We’ve been working on EveryBlock for a couple of months now, and things are starting to come together nicely. We’ve got a crack team of four working on the project: designer Wilson Miner, people person Dan O’Neil, […] more »