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Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Yeah there are a lot of "unspecified" factors but also a large number of "blank" and empty factors. There are also issues with a lack of geo data for pretty significant amounts of accidents that are in the dataset. There akil h. May 27, 2014 11:16 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - I'm sure a transportation nut on this thread could give us the denominators to at least get a sense of rough relative safeness. Without them we Sonya R. May 27, 2014 9:53 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - This is a beautiful visualization, and shows how useful this sort of data can be, It also shows -- as most good initial visualizations do -- issues with the underlying data. In particular, in the 500 event sample, which I Michael L. May 27, 2014 9:18 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Great stuff. Some ideas for things that would be great to have.... A dashboard that shows: Crashes in the current month, YTD by month, 3 month trending and compared to prior year. C Richard R. May 27, 2014 8:49 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Interesting that bikes appear to be safer than walking or driving, in terms of number of fatalities :) Joly M. May 27, 2014 12:44 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - This is great! a few first blush ideas:  1. Add City Council, PD, and Community Board districts. It would be great to start advertising to City Council members and Community Boards that they have another Vision Noel Hidalgo | B. May 26, 2014 10:45 PM
NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions - Hey yinz, I've been messing around with the motor vehicle collision dataset and I just made live an updated dashboard. You can filter accidents by contributing factor, injuries or d akil h. May 26, 2014 11:05 AM
[JOB] Summer Fellowship: MIT Civic Data Design Lab - The Civic Data Design Lab at MIT is looking for a creative new interface and web ma alyssa w. May 23, 2014 10:09 AM
Has anyone actually used all the NYC Checkbook data? - Hi Chris and everyone, I see that Chris created a visualization here  http://www.chriswhong.com/proj­ects/nycbudget/ which is very cool. Ralph Y. May 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Re: [betaNYC] This week's hacknight & next week is National Week of Civic Hacking! - Definitely put CL Kao's May 27 talk on your list. Great stuff going on with civic tech in Taiwan. On May 20,[masked]:35 AM, "Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC" < noel@betanyc Steven C. May 21, 2014 8:20 PM
Re: [betaNYC] BigApp 2014: IBM Smarter Cities Simulation - hi Steve,  When and where exactly are we meeting board 7 on Thursday? any agenda? anything I need to prepare ?  Thanks,  Amine  Amine T. May 20, 2014 10:18 PM
Re: [betaNYC] This week's hacknight & next week is National Week of Civic Hacking! - Volkan, Gunnar - can you share links to your projects? I can't make it tomorrow but I want to check them out! On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Noel Hid fkh May 20, 2014 8:04 PM
This week's hacknight & next week is National Week of Civic Hacking! - Friends, These next two weeks are special. FIRST, we begin our hacknights in a new Manhattan location. SECOND, NEXT week is National WEEK of civic hacking! Join us for a dive Noel Hidalgo | B. May 20, 2014 10:35 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Dangerous Roads NYC (Need Help) - This is a great challenge! Are you planning on attending CityCamp NYC <  http://bit.ly/ccnyc2014 >? This is a great space to tap into the civic hacker developer community. Noel Hidalgo | B. May 20, 2014 9:17 AM
Dangerous Roads NYC (Need Help) - Hello,      I've been working on an entry for the NYC Big Apps competition called dangerousroadsnyc.com and I could use some help.  The idea user 5. May 19, 2014 5:47 PM
The Brooklyn Quaterly is looking for data/mapping pieces - Hi BetaNYC, The Brooklyn Quarterly  is currently putting together a great team to contribute data and mapping content to its online magazine. As editor for that section, I'l NPR May 19, 2014 3:33 PM
[New Meetup] (TOMORROW/TUE) Data Integration for the Industrial Internet (Free beer, candy & swag!) - TOMORROW (Tuesday May 20 at 6:30pm) Data Integration for the Industrial Internet by Sami Zeitoun, Director of Solutions Engineering, Attunity Free beer, candy-goodies, soda & swag!  James G. May 19, 2014 12:45 PM
Re: [betaNYC] BigApp 2014: IBM Smarter Cities Simulation - Hi Steven, This is fascinating.  I can't make it out to Brooklyn today but would love to learn more about your thinking on this project.  Do you have a few minutes to connect by phone sometime this week? user 9. May 17, 2014 4:48 PM
BigApp 2014: IBM Smarter Cities Simulation - Dear BetaNYC, The IBM Smarter Cities Simulation Team had their fourth weekly meeting last night and are making excellent progress in developing our BigApps prototype. Steven A. May 16, 2014 3:14 PM
Leveraging Tech to Support Low-Income New Yorkers: A BigApps Affiliated Event - Kate H. May 15, 2014 10:26 AM
Re: [betaNYC] App for Citibike trips : need help ! - Carson, Chen, et al , Love the attention to bike route apps. Have you seen Cycle Philly ? It's somewhat akin to Cycle Atlant Patrick T H. May 14, 2014 7:10 PM
RE: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - You could also add the community district boundaries to your Jessie B. May 13, 2014 9:55 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - Perhaps 'nuanced' more aptly describes some boundaries...not quite what Jefferson had in mind ;) Marc S. May 12, 2014 8:15 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - Community districts boundaries can hardly be called arbitrary. They were thoughtfully selected based Tom L. May 12, 2014 5:19 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - Hi Timothy, If you want information about what other geographies (such as zip codes or police precincts) overlap community board boundaries you can find that on PediaCitie Nathan S. May 12, 2014 2:06 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - No, community boards do not align with zip codes.  They are based on somewhat arbitrary boundaries. On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Timothy Alexander < Lothar K. May 12, 2014 2:02 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - Are community boards defined as simply collections of zip codes? Do any zip codes overlap community board juridictions? Where can I find that list? On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 1 Timothy A. May 12, 2014 1:15 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - Hi Richard,  I see that you did a bounding box filter, but filtering for the 3 zip codes that make up CD7 is probably a better route.   Here's my filter:   Chris W. May 12, 2014 1:02 PM
NYPD Crash Data - Rough Analysis for Manhattan CB7 - Folks -  I just did a rough sort through the NYPD crash data and filtered to just get CB7 data . Richard R. May 10, 2014 11:21 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: BIS Buildings Information LL10/80 - Thank you Mark On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Mark Headd < [address removed] > wrote: Elcin E. May 9, 2014 9:41 PM
Re: NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - That's fabulous Akil. I had a feeling someone might have been working on something like this already. I'm just joining the CB so I'm not an expert about what kinds of information would be most usefu Richard R. May 9, 2014 5:22 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - All, Here's a quick visualization I worked up today of the collisions data set using Spotfire. It's still a work in progress, so I'd like any feedback and suggestions that anyone has.  Timothy A. May 9, 2014 4:47 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: BIS Buildings Information LL10/80 - Instead of writing one in C#, first check out ScraperWiki or Kimono - might be easier. If you do need to write your own, there appear to be s Mark H. May 9, 2014 3:28 PM
AEC Technology Hackathon | NYC | May 17-18 - Dear BetaNYC friends, I wanted let you know that Thornton Tomasetti is hosting the AEC Technology Hackathon on May 17-18 at the Cooper Union in New York. We will have a number of the best AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Con Mostapha Sadeghipour R. May 9, 2014 3:21 PM
Re: BIS Buildings Information LL10/80 - Thank you Chris, Chris responded my email and he told me BIS website is the only way to access this data. And I need a scraper ! Is there anyone has experience to data harvesting from a website ? I am more comforta Elcin E. May 9, 2014 3:10 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - I actually just started working on something like this the other night. There's a really early version here  http://crashstats.wolvesinthes­erverroom.com/ akil h. May 9, 2014 12:22 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Newly released city-financed housing development data - Wow! Thanks for sharing. --- Prudence Katze Brooklyn, NY http://acitytraced.net/ [masked] Prudence May 9, 2014 12:03 PM
Re: NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - This is awesome. I just joined Manhattan's CB7 and am hoping to get appointed to the transportation committee. One thing I would LOVE would be to have a simple dashboard for the community board (and NYPD / DOT) to use Richard R. May 9, 2014 11:05 AM
Newly released city-financed housing development data - Preview not available Ben S. May 9, 2014 10:22 AM
BIS Buildings Information LL10/80 - Hello everyone, Is there any a raw data / .shp or tabular data format related to Facade inspections. LL10/80 which is also known as Local Law[masked] which is related to periodic inspection of Elcin E. May 8, 2014 6:58 PM
Re: [betaNYC] 311 not taking reports of home flooding? - If I every wanted to frame an email, this is the one I would select. BetaNYC, you amaze the cramp out of me. <3 a Noel Hidalgo | B. May 8, 2014 4:03 PM
Re: [betaNYC] 311 not taking reports of home flooding? - thank you guys so much, i'll forward this to the Staten Islanders who have run into this issue. They will be glad to know that the staff of 311 heard their concern.  L Liz May 8, 2014 3:49 PM
Re: [betaNYC] 311 not taking reports of home flooding? - I don't want to let this conversation die without addressing part of the original question - 311 is definitely the place to go for assistance with this type of issue. I'm not an expert on flooding, but from what I understand there a user 1. May 8, 2014 3:41 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Hi. Quite interesting but are all precincts the same size and traffic density? I think this might account for some predictable variation. Are repor Marc S. May 8, 2014 12:13 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Frank, Your point about different precincts doing a better job than others collecting data on contributing factors got me thinking. I wanted to see if I could create a simple chart totaling the number of accidents where c Mark H. May 8, 2014 11:28 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Andrew, your fkh May 8, 2014 12:49 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Ahhh. Thanks for the clarification. I guess this isn't the data NYPD released today? < Noel Hidalgo | B. May 7, 2014 10:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Noel, Thanks for the questions.  First, the name of the data set on CivicData.io is taken from the NYPD website Mark H. May 7, 2014 10:10 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Mark, Interesting, but this isn't just motor vehicle collision data. This data also includes bike on ped collisions... Noel Hidalgo | B. May 7, 2014 9:44 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - For those interested, I've uploaded this data to CivicData.io . I maintained the same basic structure of the files on the NYPD site - each Excel file had to worksheets, so each borough has 2 Mark H. May 7, 2014 9:25 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - To be as predictable as Andrew, here's a quick 'n' dirty animation of my zip code's collisions in downtown Brooklyn: http://chriswhong.com/sandbox/­collis Chris W. May 7, 2014 6:19 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - How many of us are going to  BigApps kick off tonight? Shangxuan Vivian Z. May 7, 2014 6:12 PM
RE: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Will C. May 7, 2014 5:59 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Very interesting. Not to be too predictable, but here are a couple of maps https://nyc.cartodb.com/ Andrew W. H. May 7, 2014 5:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - NYPD gave city Council testimony that this would be updated monthly... I'd like to here where daily is coming from... Noel Hidalgo | B. May 7, 2014 5:47 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - I heard this data would be updated daily as well. I guess time will tell though. On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < akil h. May 7, 2014 5:42 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Frank, THANKS! Interesting. Where are you getting that this will be updated daily? Did OpenPlans Noel Hidalgo | B. May 7, 2014 5:40 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Great statement John and Noel.  Regarding update frequency, my understanding is that this will be updated daily. Not sure how quickly a crash report is entered into the database though, and whether some precincts will lag.  fkh May 7, 2014 5:29 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Some of them call mid-block, which is interesting. Anyone tried putting the 13% through the geocoder API? I'd bet some of them could be fixed with Richard D. May 7, 2014 5:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - Great job in getting this data released.  I noticed that roughly 13% of the records are not geo-located.  Any idea whether the data quality will be improved over time? Lothar K. May 7, 2014 4:35 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - This IS a big deal. We've won one more open data set!!! Some of us have been fighting for this data since 2011!!!! Read about it here  Noel Hidalgo | B. May 7, 2014 4:28 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - This is a big deal -- it's disaggregate crash data, including date and time. No more bundling by intersection and month.  Locations are still the closest intersection, but it's the best we can expect from the source data.  fkh May 7, 2014 3:49 PM
NYC 311 and Socrata Queries and understanding the data - Thanks Andrew for posting about NYC 311 data. I've looked at  https://nycopendata.socrata.co­m/Social-Servic Ralph Y. May 7, 2014 3:00 PM
NYPD releases Motor Vehicle Collisions data - This is pretty exciting. Andrew Nicklin tweeted this, which looks like it's being rolled out especially for the BigApps kick off tonight. You can sort data by borough, street, injury, fatality, and more. The data looks up to date a Ellen M. May 7, 2014 2:58 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Moving Violation data site I've been working on. - It's a great piece of work, Akil. I'd like an 'All' option under Violations. Joly M. May 7, 2014 12:02 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Moving Violation data site I've been working on. - Well, there's always scraperWiki... I haven't used it much so maybe someone else can chime in, but I think it's supposed to help you automate this sort of thing, especially if it needs to happen on a regular bases in the future. Chris W. May 7, 2014 8:16 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Moving Violation data site I've been working on. - Hey Chris, Thanks for the suggestions! I took your advice and adjusted the filters a bit, though it's still a work in progress. I actually built the scraper a few months ago and was just sitti akil h. May 7, 2014 7:46 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Moving Violation data site I've been working on. - Akil, Awesome work. I echo Chris' map on map comments. I'd love to know what you would do if you had more granular data.&n Noel Hidalgo | B. May 7, 2014 5:29 AM
Re: [betaNYC] App for Citibike trips : need help ! - Hi Carson, Thanks for your email. I had a look at CycleAtlanta, very nice app indeed !  You're right this is a big drawback of my app, it assumes that you took the shortest bike trip between 2 sta Chen Chen D. May 6, 2014 7:00 PM
Re: [betaNYC] App for Citibike trips : need help ! - Hi Daniel, this looks great! Any thoughts on integrating this with the phone's GPS to allow users to track their trips? This could also be a great way to do something lik Carson F. May 6, 2014 1:16 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where's the Green Book? - Wow!  Thanks Andrew!  This is immensely helpful! I've already forked the repository Andrew so kindly told us about.  The forked repository is here:  https://githu Ralph Y. May 6, 2014 12:51 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Moving Violation data site I've been working on. - Akil, This is great work!  I hope this catches the NYPD's eye as an example of the developer ecosystem adding value to their data.  Can you comment on how big the lift was to build your PDF scraper?  Would you have Chris W. May 6, 2014 12:32 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where's the Green Book? - Apologies for the abbreviated response. Many of NYC's datasets are updated on a daily basis (311 service requests, ECB violations, etc). ACRIS is monthly. NYC has a formal polic Andrew N. May 6, 2014 12:28 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where's the Green Book? - Hi Chris, Thanks for the helpful response.  I did not know about the syncing.  I agree with you that syncing is a sustainable alternative until we build new systems with "open by default" built in. Ralph Y. May 6, 2014 12:19 PM
Moving Violation data site I've been working on. - Hey yinz, I wanted to show you guys a site I've been working on lately that breaks down the NYPD Moving Violation Summonses. The site is at: h akil h. May 6, 2014 12:15 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where's the Green Book? - " This will be an ongoing issue as long as we consider "placing the data online" as an afterthought or an additional process." Chris W. May 6, 2014 12:09 PM
Re: [betaNYC] 311 not taking reports of home flooding? - Seems to me (as I read the description) this is a street flooding issue and that the problem may be that residents are reporting it as a home flooding. Which it is, but if it's being flooded from the street it's a sewer problem (not Nate H. May 6, 2014 11:58 AM
Re: [betaNYC] 311 not taking reports of home flooding? - Wow.  Hi Liz, We have a similar situation on our block. In our case, our street curb has cracks and holes and when the rains come it pours into the cracks instead of going to the one storm drain Ralph Y. May 6, 2014 11:48 AM
311 not taking reports of home flooding? - Hi BetaNYC,  I'm hearing from a couple Staten Island residents that 311 does not take reports of home flooding, saying, "we have no way of documenting water coming up from basements. If it was sewerage backing u Liz May 6, 2014 11:36 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Where's the Green Book? - This will be an ongoing issue as long as we consider "placing the data online" as an afterthought or an additional process. Ralph Y. May 6, 2014 11:19 AM
App for Citibike trips : need help ! - Hi everyone! I would like to share an Android app that I started to code, it displays basic information on your personal Citibike trips (time, distance/calories estimation). I showed it on my phone to a few of you during las Chen Chen D. May 6, 2014 11:10 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Where's the Green Book? - Dan, It took us 2 years for the last administration to update the green book. Just as we had it, we lost it. Making a crowd sourced / wiki version of the Green book is a great idea. You should do Noel Hidalgo | B. May 5, 2014 4:26 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Preview not available Richard D. May 5, 2014 4:21 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Ralph, You bring up an interesting use case. Books or published works do not fall under the City's open data law. We have gotten some agencies to publish books for works in the open data portal.  Noel Hidalgo | B. May 5, 2014 4:20 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - As for the NYPD Patrol Manual... Anybody want to work on some Test Prep Apps? --Dan -- Daniel M. Eldridge fax:[masked] cell:[masked] Daniel E. May 5, 2014 3:56 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Speaking of Army Technical Manuals... Here are the US Army Field Manuals, but first is the wikipedia article about them--and gives a count (a/o July 27, 2007) @ 542: Daniel E. May 5, 2014 3:54 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - There's also a version on the PBA website, but you need to be a member of the PBA to gain access--I tried. http://www.nycpba.org/gc/patro­l.html Daniel E. May 5, 2014 3:25 PM
Where's the Green Book? - Why isn't The Green Book online? http://a856-gbol.nyc.gov/GBOLW­ebsite/home.aspx Having had the Green Book "online" it Daniel E. May 5, 2014 3:07 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Thank you and I agree. On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Chris Whong < [address removed] > Ralph Y. May 5, 2014 2:46 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - I don't think something like this is really a fit for a dataset "as data", but its content should definitely be public, searchable, and explorable.  I smell a National Day of Civic Hacking project in the works... Chris W. May 5, 2014 2:42 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Here is the larger version of the NYPD Patrol Guide (apparently for 2009)  http://ksapublications.info/ap­p/pg/PG212.pdf Ralph Y. May 5, 2014 2:15 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Wow Chris Thanks!!! I narrowed the search to that particular site and found items such as  http://ksapublications.info/ap­p/pg/PG20613.pdf Ralph Y. May 5, 2014 2:13 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - NM I see that this is just an update... reminds me of Technical Manuals in the Army with lots of update inserts stapled in the back cover. -C On Mon, Chris W. May 5, 2014 1:09 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Is this it?   http://ksapublications.info/up­dates/Mar10PatrolGuideUpdate.p­df On Mon, May 5, 2014 a Chris W. May 5, 2014 1:06 PM
Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide - Where is the online version of the NYPD Patrol Guide? If it is not available online, Is the NYPD Patrol Guide covered by the NYC open data law? I see many references to the "NYPD Patrol G Ralph Y. May 5, 2014 1:02 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Advantages of various mapping+feedback platforms - Hey Seth, I'm not an expert in the area of collaborative mapmaking, but I'd say it really depends on your use case.  Ushahidi was early out of the gate in trying to mash up a variety of pre-existing technologies into a form that wa user 3. May 3, 2014 1:01 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Advantages of various mapping+feedback platforms - Thanks, Jeremy. What are the features I would be missing out on by going with Ushahidi?  So, I see these options:  1. Ushahidi 2. Shareabout 3. Resource Map 4 Sanjay S. May 2, 2014 5:32 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Advantages of various mapping+feedback platforms - Shareabout is based on Leaflet, which works best on recent mobile devices (and towards which Leaflet is consciously oriented).  Ushahidi uses a streamlined version of OpenLayers and works on all platforms, but its maps may miss certain fea user 3. May 2, 2014 2:05 PM
Advantages of various mapping+feedback platforms - I'm collecting community feedback throughout master-planning process. I want to be able to have specific issues mapped out.  Currently going down the Ushahidi/Crowdmap route, because it's what I kn Sanjay S. May 2, 2014 11:03 AM
are you interested in working with Shareabouts data? Tuesday 5/6 - Hello all -- Shareabouts is the open source mapping platform behind  Crash Stories , the  Make Brooklyn Safer maps , and others.  fkh May 2, 2014 10:47 AM

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