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GEOMETRYCOLLECTION (LINESTRING ()) to Shapefile? - Hello BetaNYC friends, I'm trying to map a series of street activities like block parties. The table is available on OpenData called "NYC Street Activities Calendar". It comes with a LINESTRING field. Here is an example: GEOMETRYCOLLECTION (LINEST Sadra S. Dec 10, 2014 11:05 AM
ISOC-NY MEETUP/WEBCAST/PARTY DEC 18 - Premium .nyc Domain Names & Public Interest Commitments - So, yes, it's a double dip on Thursday of next week - a panel on .nyc AND a party! You'll see that there are separate registrations below. This is because for the panel we are also Joly M. Dec 10, 2014 9:50 AM
Re: [betaNYC] An invitation to a civic tech / planning event - in DUMBO on December 18 - Aliona, Capitalism in the U.S.A. is built upon a land and its people, and the laws Tom L. Dec 9, 2014 11:07 PM
Re: [betaNYC] An invitation to a civic tech / planning event - in DUMBO on December 18 - Hello fellow beta.nyc members...I was under the impression that capitalism in the USA (and NYC it's financial capital) is allowed? I am wondering what Tom means by " Aliona K. Dec 9, 2014 8:41 PM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - I'm not familiar with Streeteasy's API, Max G. Dec 9, 2014 8:34 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - What would be nice is that we make it a practice to attribute which boundaries we're using, and ideally, to actually link to the the actual file, if possible. Perhaps, by using the BetaNYC Get Data button ( Joel N. Dec 9, 2014 1:40 PM
Re: [betaNYC] An invitation to a civic tech / planning event - in DUMBO on December 18 - + 1 on great concern about the reserved names. But the Premium Names provide a signific Tom L. Dec 9, 2014 12:59 PM
Re: [betaNYC] CFP: CeDEM15 E Democracy Conference - Traditionally camera ready copy is a set of printer instructions for final publishing that includes among other things registration marks and cmyk Marc S. Dec 9, 2014 12:12 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Did anyone mention Quattro Shapes? They are what I believe Four Square uses and are available here.   The Chris H. Dec 9, 2014 12:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Hi all, Been enjoying this discussion, and was reminded of alpha/beta/quattroshapes. Given the social/consensual intrinsic character of neighborhoods, this seems to me like a good approach, although current shapefile resu Kim F. Dec 9, 2014 11:57 AM
Re: [betaNYC] An invitation to a civic tech / planning event - in DUMBO on December 18 - On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < [address removed] > wrote: Joly M. Dec 9, 2014 11:53 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - True, true! Being in Chinatown or Soho makes a world of difference in property valuation.  In open data.city, we support geocoding on polygons uploaded to an instance. For example, if you upload a neighborhood polygon from zillow, stre Joel N. Dec 9, 2014 11:45 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Joly said, Tom L. Dec 9, 2014 11:41 AM
Re: [betaNYC] An invitation to a civic tech / planning event - in DUMBO on December 18 - As the owner of several .NYC domains (including beta.nyc) and a member of the same .NYC community advisory board, I have to disagree with your statement about "willynillyness." I think this process has been amicable to your belie Noel Hidalgo | B. Dec 9, 2014 11:37 AM
Re: [betaNYC] CFP: CeDEM15 E Democracy Conference - "Camera ready" basically means a final draft in the correct format (layout, reference style, etc.). I've been to CeDEM, it was enjoyable and enlightening. A lot of European scholar-practioners, many presentations about efforts for various levels of gov Nathaniel P. Dec 9, 2014 11:32 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - That's like letting the wolf map the hen house. Real estate agents have a vested interest in selling you on a neighborhood. Not sure I'd rely on them for accurate mapping. Colin R. Dec 9, 2014 11:25 AM
Re: [betaNYC] CFP: CeDEM15 E Democracy Conference - It's a printing term.  Joly M. Dec 9, 2014 10:57 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Another one that might be of interest to the group is the StreetEasy Area Information API.  Especially since it seems to have become the de facto definition of neighborhoods for the NYC real estate industry. Joel N. Dec 9, 2014 10:55 AM
Re: [betaNYC] CFP: CeDEM15 E Democracy Conference - What is "Camera-ready paper submission"? n On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Joly MacFie < Noel Hidalgo | B. Dec 9, 2014 10:40 AM
CFP: CeDEM15 E Democracy Conference - Austria  Joly M. Dec 9, 2014 9:36 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - I'm glad folks are working on this issue because people relate to neighborhoods, not arbitrary police/community/school boundaries set by the government. I've noticed that Google Maps and a number of apps have gotten Josh G. Dec 9, 2014 9:25 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Tom Lowenhaupt had done some work on neighborhoods as part of his longstanding .nyc advocacy. Joly M. Dec 8, 2014 11:31 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - A great project would be to survey existing neighborhoods in NYC and overlay those neighborhoods that are extinct or nearly so. With these neighbor Marc S. Dec 8, 2014 10:26 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Thank you Steve, Sadra and Max, Murray Dec 8, 2014 9:48 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Hello - Max G. Dec 8, 2014 7:51 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Steve, we sent the same email at the same time! :)  On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM, Steven Romalewski < s Sadra S. Dec 8, 2014 7:15 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Hello Murray, I suggest you to take a look at NTAs or Neighborhood Tabulation Areas. They are supposed to more or less cover neighborhoods in NYC and perfectly match with census tracts. You can get the shapefile from the DCP GIS portal (Bytes of the Sadra S. Dec 8, 2014 7:14 PM
RE: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Steven R. Dec 8, 2014 7:13 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Hi Richard, Murray Dec 8, 2014 7:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Neighborhoods - Murray -  It's a good question. There are a number of neighborhood boundaries, none of which match up -- Community Boards, Council Districts, School Districts, Precincts, State Assembly / Senate Districts, Congressio Richard R. Dec 8, 2014 5:31 PM
NYC Neighborhoods - Hi All, Murray Dec 8, 2014 5:11 PM
An invitation to a civic tech / planning event - in DUMBO on December 18 - BetaNYCers, Tom L. Dec 8, 2014 4:57 PM
[betaNYC] Stringer seeking help ending paper invoicing - Might also be a great time to align to open-contracting.org and openreferral.org standards and to spec a public-facing API. Joel N. Dec 8, 2014 2:35 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Stringer seeking help ending paper invoicing - Having done multiple FMS integrations in the past, I can safely say that an OAuth2+REST API to FMS would make integration easier - for the Comptroller, for tech vendors and for inter-agency transactions. FMS 3.0's core allows for o Zubin W. Dec 8, 2014 12:54 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Stringer seeking help ending paper invoicing - I think Mark Headd said it best when he said "A hackathon is worth a thousand RFIs." https://twitter.com/mheadd/sta­tus/541758789054365697 Noel Hidalgo | B. Dec 8, 2014 9:46 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Stringer seeking help ending paper invoicing - RFI and RFP are "government as usual." What would be refreshing is Comptroller Stringer putting out an "Request for Problems" surrounding the NYC contracting process and asking th Steven A. Dec 8, 2014 9:41 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: DHCR rent stabilized data available here - Sure thing John, I'm glad to help out. I'll add the text I sent them and their response, they were actually very helpful and got back to Chris H. Dec 8, 2014 9:09 AM
Re: DHCR rent stabilized data available here - This is fantastic, thank you for making this FOIL request. It is a great start to tracking changes in the number and location of stabilized buildings.  I do really wish DHCR had included the count of stabilized units per buildi John K. Dec 8, 2014 8:38 AM
Stringer seeking help ending paper invoicing - Preview not available Andrew R. Dec 7, 2014 3:01 PM
[betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - It's a wake-up call to provoke people's awareness and we seen how data analysis might be able to shed light on a dark side on policing.  On Saturday, December 6, 2014, Steven Adler < adle Tommy Dec 6, 2014 11:10 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - The entire self-regulatory structure of police policing their own bad behavior is corrupt and anti-democratic. Believe it or not, in other countries Police face immediate indictment every time a fire Steven A. Dec 6, 2014 5:37 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - Noel, Oh they know who they are. I've talked with detectives and ADA's who have expressed their frustration over bad policing. It's a multifaceted Marc S. Dec 5, 2014 5:06 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - Max G. Dec 5, 2014 3:14 PM
DHCR rent stabilized data available here - Hey all,  Chris H. Dec 5, 2014 2:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - This morning, I heard the same article. It was clear that the NYPD doesn't know which are their "bad" cops and do li Noel Hidalgo | B. Dec 5, 2014 1:07 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - And in that community portal, we can do COMMSTAT :) Joel N. Dec 5, 2014 12:33 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - Thanks Carey! Saw your tweet (we actually tweet-asked minutes apart ) :) And I love how responsive WNYC was!  We have to remember that we s Joel N. Dec 5, 2014 12:30 PM
RE: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - Will C. Dec 5, 2014 12:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - In Philadelphia, the Police Advisory Commission (to which citizen complaints in that city are made) published several years worth of data on complaints against police officers including the age, race and sex of the complainant as well as ge Mark H. Dec 5, 2014 12:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - The CCRB data is out there on their website. It's just all wrapped up in PDFs and tables inside of those PDFs. I've been working on pulling a lot of it out but it's a time consuming process with a few manual steps. It would be n akil h. Dec 5, 2014 12:02 PM
Re: [betaNYC] MTA elevator/escalator data - Thanks Samantha! On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Samantha Tse < [address removed] > Andrew g. Dec 5, 2014 12:00 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - Joel, that's a great suggestion. I tweeted it to the WNYC Data News account and got this quick response: https://twitter.com/datanews/s­tatus/54090 Carey Dec 5, 2014 11:46 AM
Re: [betaNYC] MTA elevator/escalator data - Hi Andrew, I just checked with the MTA and that data set doesn't currently exist. You can see a list of all accessible stations here  on user 1. Dec 5, 2014 11:24 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - Very interesting news article and nice infographic.  We should applaud WNYC leadership in data-driven journalism. But why can't WNYC release the data, or at least link to where the data can be found?  Wouldn't i Joel N. Dec 5, 2014 10:38 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - " The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board is the entity charged with policing the police" Nate H. Dec 5, 2014 10:37 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board is the entity charged wi Andrew R. Dec 5, 2014 10:23 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - I feel like the NYPD internally already knows who the "bad cops" are without having to analyze their own data. I'm sure there's a lot of leniency w Chris H. Dec 5, 2014 10:19 AM
Spotting abusive cops through data analysis - WNYC's excellent Data News team has a story this morning on how a simple data analysis system can ID problem NYPD officers before they end up costing the city millions in lawsuits or - worse yet - before they kill someone.  Carey Dec 5, 2014 10:10 AM
[betaNYC] MTA elevator/escalator data - Greetings betaNYC-ers, I am looking to create an application for the MTA AppQuest and have a question about elevator/escalator data. I see that there is a real time update of ele/esca status here Andrew g. Dec 4, 2014 5:50 PM
FYI: [JoCI] Community Informatics and Urban Development - Perhaps FYI for list members: > Begin forwarded message: > > From: "michael gurstein" > To: > Date: December 4, 2014 at 1:47:33 AM EST > Subject: [CITASA] FW: [JoCI] New Issue Published Special Issue: Nathaniel P. Dec 4, 2014 9:56 AM
Fwd: Neighborhood Planning of Technology: Physical Meets Digital City from the Bottom-Up with Aging Payphones - On merging planning and design efforts. From the Journal of Community Informatics: Tom L. Dec 4, 2014 9:07 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Ann M. Dec 2, 2014 5:12 PM
RE: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Steven R. Dec 2, 2014 4:46 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Airport Taxi Holiday Season Visualization - Nice work. Congrats! Best Regards, Steve Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again" Steven A. Dec 2, 2014 2:51 PM
Support @BetaNYC on this #GivingTuesday - -=-=- TL;DR -=-=- 2014 has been amazing! Month by month, we are growing and improving NYC. To sustain ourselves, we need 150 people to donate $150 (that's $12.50 a month). Donate today at <  Noel Hidalgo | B. Dec 2, 2014 11:14 AM
Civic Engagement Opportunity! - Good Morning, Beta NYC! Sophia Dec 2, 2014 10:54 AM
Re: [betaNYC] MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - Max G. Nov 26, 2014 2:41 AM
Re: [betaNYC] MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - Nate, interesting statement. Do you have examples of these bad actors?  - Noel On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Nate Heasley Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 25, 2014 11:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - To offer an argument in support of the trademark licensing, I think it's important that the MTA still have some control over what happens with apps that represent themselves with the marks held by them. Due to trademark law they have a Nate H. Nov 25, 2014 10:15 PM
Re: [betaNYC] MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - Steven R. Nov 25, 2014 10:02 PM
RE: [betaNYC] MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - Preview not available Jessie B. Nov 25, 2014 6:08 PM
RE: [betaNYC] MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - Steven R. Nov 25, 2014 5:53 PM
MTA Developer Site: Missing bus routes - Hi everyone, I can Jessie B. Nov 25, 2014 5:44 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - This is great Max. I was also told by the Rent Guideline Board that new data for 2013 should be available within the week. Chris H. Nov 24, 2014 1:35 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Max G. Nov 24, 2014 12:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Hi Max, certainly is helpful. Mind pinging me off the listserv about it? I'm interested to know your process for scraping the PDF data into CSV format. Chris H. Nov 24, 2014 10:07 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Max G. Nov 22, 2014 5:36 PM
NYC Airport Taxi Holiday Season Visualization - Hi BetaNYC Brigade, Zubin W. Nov 22, 2014 10:37 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Or put it up on github! Btw, we're working on a community data sharing platform. We should have something by the end Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 21, 2014 7:35 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Please share this with the list! Will C. Nov 21, 2014 7:25 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Hello - Yes, I have this in CSV. Was a real pain to pull it out of that PDF. I can send it over tomorrow morni Max G. Nov 21, 2014 7:22 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Database Vacant Lots Burroughs NYC - One of the great parts of 596.org is they provide qualitative data like the current disposition and history of vacant Marc S. Nov 21, 2014 6:07 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Database Vacant Lots Burroughs NYC - You can actually download it from 596acres.org by clicking on download current lots... Attached is the CSV version for your reference. Best, Joel Joel N. Nov 21, 2014 4:28 PM
RE: [betaNYC] Database Vacant Lots Burroughs NYC - Hi Matthew, 596 Acres has done a lot of research on p Jessie B. Nov 21, 2014 3:57 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Database Vacant Lots Burroughs NYC - Thanks,  Noel. I've forwarded your email message to my colleague. Sent from mobile device On Nov 21,[masked]:32 PM, "Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC" <[address removed]> wrote: Matt Nov 21, 2014 3:40 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Database Vacant Lots Burroughs NYC - You'll want to connect with Paula at < http://www.596acres.org > and their methodology <  http://www.596acres.org/en/abo­ut/our-data/ Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 21, 2014 3:32 PM
Database Vacant Lots Burroughs NYC - All, I'm asking on behalf of a colleague at the Manhattan DA's Office, does anyone have access to or know of any database that has information on all the vacant lots in the five Burroughs of NYC? S Matt Nov 21, 2014 3:26 PM
App Quest 3 Beacon technology confidentiality agreement - Beacon shmeacon. Please be sure to read before enlisting. 😈 http://bit.ly/1tAPoWL Marc Marc S. Nov 21, 2014 1:36 PM
Looking for DHCR Rent Stabilized Apartment data - Hi everyone, Chris H. Nov 21, 2014 10:26 AM
Any contacts at the New York State Office of General Services? - Hi BetaNYCers, Does anyone have any contacts within or work for the Office of General Services?  I see a dream job that just popped up ( Rachel Nov 21, 2014 10:10 AM
Re: [betaNYC] RSVP: App Quest Transit Tech Dev Day - Thank you!!! -- Sent from my TI-85 On Nov 21, 2014, at 07:33, Samantha Tse < Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 21, 2014 7:49 AM
Re: [betaNYC] RSVP: App Quest Transit Tech Dev Day - The bustime data should be posted at some point today. Aaron will post an update to the Google Group once it's live. On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC user 1. Nov 21, 2014 7:32 AM
Re: [betaNYC] RSVP: App Quest Transit Tech Dev Day - Thanks, but when is the bustime data going to be released? As it is a HUGE dataset, some of us want to work on it over thanksgiving. Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 20, 2014 4:44 PM
Re: [betaNYC] RSVP: App Quest Transit Tech Dev Day - Good question, Noel. Some are available now, and some are coming soon: Available now:  user 1. Nov 20, 2014 3:59 PM
THE_MESSAGE[masked] - Fighting for better data, 311, & your right to party! - -= Community Updates =- * This month, we've gone before City Council to fight for better open data and 311 program. In short, we have one of the best open data programs in the world, but we can be better. This can only be Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 20, 2014 12:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] RSVP: App Quest Transit Tech Dev Day - Samantha, Thanks for this! We're really looking forward to the new MTA data. Are they releasing the data before the event? - Noel Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 19, 2014 8:01 PM
RSVP: App Quest Transit Tech Dev Day - Hi everyone! Hope you're staying warm out there! In case you haven't heard, the submission period for  App Quest 3.0  is now open!  This is the third edition of MTA and A user 1. Nov 19, 2014 7:02 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC DOT Vision Zero Map - "more" vs "better" is an artificial distinction Best Regards, Steve Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Ag Steven A. Nov 19, 2014 8:46 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC DOT Vision Zero Map - Kudos to you guys for advocating for better crash data! Bravo! On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 7:0 Chris H. Nov 18, 2014 7:37 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC DOT Vision Zero Map - That data is already located in the current dataset. Vehicle type 1 - 5. <  https://data.cityofnewyork.us/­NYC-BigApps/NYPD-Mot Noel Hidalgo | B. Nov 18, 2014 7:32 PM

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