Using open data and crowd sourcing, the goal is to build a web application that helps people access Philadelphia who have previously found it a difficult place to get around: persons with disabilities, elderly people, parents with strollers. The app includes information about public access/facility friendly services/buildings, businesses etc. that connect easily with with the transit system and accessible stations.
- Github page https://github.com/UnlockedLab/unlockphilly
- Article about the project on NBC10
- Technical.ly Philly article
See blog entry
Using open traffic accident data published on Open Data Nottingham’s website, this mash-up allows users to explore traffic incidents by severity, pedestrian injuries, time of day and vehicle numbers. Historical weather data feeds from Wunderground allow accident details to be combined with the weather at the time/date/location where the accident occurred. Graphs show age and gender of people involved in accidents by year.
See blog entry.
Code for Philly project. In partnership with the EPA, we are working to build water-permeable parks that will improve stormwater management throughout the city. Our plan is to install Arduino-powered groundwater moisture sensors in parks to monitor data related to water usage and propagation in the area. The data from the sensors will be made available to students and teachers to integrate into science curricula, enhancing STEM education.