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.
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 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.