Posts Tagged: geography

Using GIS to Power the Open Data Movement

This is the second installment in a two-part series covering GovLoop and Esri’s virtual training event on open data and GIS. The first installment highlights a number of success stories at the state and federal levels. “I see the role of GIS as being able to make sense of [health] data. A lot of the… Read more »

White House Unveils Open Source API to View Petition Data

The White House has developed a new application programming interface intended to help users view data on petitions holding more than 150 signatures and posted on the “We the People” site. Next on the White House’s agenda is an API designed to help individuals collect and submit signatures on their own platforms and not having… Read more »

Maps: Where Design and Data Meet

Maps: Where Design and Data Meet From store locators to Google navigation tools, interactive maps have become an integral part of our daily lives. Maps are also appearing more frequently on organization websites. Visualizing information in a geographical framework can be a powerful tool for advocacy, government and educational groups. And, in the past couple… Read more »

Facebook usage: a local perspective

Continued from last time… In my previous post, I explained that I’m trying to gather data on the number of social media users within a geographic area. I’m basically attempting to answer the question: “what is the actual take-up of social media in Hampshire?” (which is where I live and work). All change The Ofcom… Read more »

Estimating Social Media usage within a geographic area

I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the adage ”go where the people go” if you want to connect with customers and service users. I believe it applies equally – if not more – in the virtual world, than the physical world. I don’t pretend to be an expert – far from it – but because I… Read more »