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National Civic Day of Hacking

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The US National Civic Day of Hacking is a day where thousands of developers, data scientists, government staff, civic hackers and citizens gather to create innovative solutions for communities to improve local services. It’s a unique opportunity to meet neighbors and use technology to improve your city. Starting tomorrow, June 6, 2015, find a local event and share your GIS skills.

Take along your mapping hat, look for good open data that are powered by an open API with hundreds of apps and open-source libraries. You can also sign up for a free developer account that gives you access to spatial analysis, data hosting, and more tools to make your apps really powerful.

CitySDK

CitySDK is a new initiative by the U.S. Census Bureau to provide developers easy and consistent access to their demographic data. With a few lines of Javascript you can geographically search for data such as age, income, and gender. Under the hood, it is using Esri's Terraformer library to convert between GeoJSON and ArcGIS Server JSON. The U.S. Census is launching a US Census Solutions Challenge that starts tomorrow and closes on July 31.

Originally started in the European Union with a vision to make local data available via a consistent API, the intent was that apps from one city could work in any other city with minimal effort. This is exactly the vision and impact of the GeoServices specification - where information from tens of thousands of government open datasets are all available via a single API.

We’re supporting the CitySDK initiative and have developed the CitySDK-ArcGIS module so that web developers can combine Census data with any data from ArcGIS Server.

We also developed a CitySDK-HUD (Housing and Urban Development) module for developers to include housing loan data.

Share Your Data

If you're a government agency with data to share, ArcGIS Open Data makes it easy for civic developers and businesses to access, explore, and use your data in their innovations. It's already included, can be deployed in minutes, and is a launching point to put your data to work.

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dmfenton commented Jun 5, 2015

  • That logo is blinding

use technology to understand your city

  • Is it an opportunity to improve your city rather than understand?

data such as age, income, gender

  • age, income, and gender

Under the hood, it is using Esri Terraformer library to convert between GeoJSON and ArcGIS Server JSON

  • Do we need to mention the details of the terraformer json conversion?

Originally started in the European Union with a vision to make local data available via a consistent API so that apps from one city could work in any other city with minimal effort.

  • this is a fragment

where data from tens of thousands of government open data are all available via a single API

  • just say data once

Cities Sharing Data

  • Suggest: Share your data
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slibby commented Jun 5, 2015

Under the hood, it is using Esri Terraformer library to convert between GeoJSON and ArcGIS Server JSON.
Esri's

"US Census" should be U.S. Census in all cases

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sidewalkballet commented Jun 5, 2015

This is exactly the vision and impact of the GeoServices specification

Esri's GeoServices specification

If you’re a government agency and you want to make your data easily available for civic developers and businesses - you have ArcGIS Open Data included and ready to deploy in just minutes.

Share your data
If you're a government agency with data to share, ArcGIS Open Data makes it easy for civic developers and businesses to access, explore, and use your data in their innovations. It's already included, can be deployed in minutes, and is a launching point to put your data to work.

or something.

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ajturner commented Jun 5, 2015

Great feedback!

Esri's GeoServices specification

nope - it belongs to the Open Web Foundation :) (or something)

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