Civic Hack Night: Unlandmarks Map

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For the next six months, Code for Pittsburgh will be building a map of landmarks that aren't there anymore. It'll give driving directions, too. We'll be doing this as a collaborative project, and learning as we go along.

We'll have some initial data collected by the time of this Civic Hack Night, and we'll spend the night pouring through the collected data, taking a look at it & building out the map that will be needed to display it. There will be structured learning activities for all skill levels - no coding required!

We'll be:
1. Finalizing the data format which will underlie the map points

2. Processing the initial nominated unlandmarks

3. Prototyping graphic design ideas for the initial map

4. Designing a logo for the project

5. Creating ways by which large sets of unlandmarks can be submitted all at once

6. Identifying neighborhoods which have been historically marginalized, and whose history is in danger of never being preserved.

... and much more!

Doors at 6, formal start at 6:30. Light refreshments.

As always, Code for Pittsburgh is at its best with a variety of experiences represented. We welcome artists, community leaders, programmers, data nerds, enthusiasts, and engaged citizens alike. Carnegie Library Lawrenceville, our gracious host for Civic Hack Night, is an Accessible space. Please, join your friends and neighbors as we build out this map of the city's past, and, maybe, inspiration for its future.

If you want to start helping ASAP, check out the launch page at