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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, July 24 2014

Heat Seek BigApps screenshot

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. Read More

NYPD Among First To Release Detailed Accessible Local Collision Data (Updated)

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, May 8 2014

NYC Collisions hotpots visualization by Andrew Hill (screenshot)

The New York Police Department has published long-sought motor vehicle collision data in a machine-readable format in connection with the launch of BigApps 2014, the city's annual application development competition that will place a focus on Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities, setting an example for other cities, according to open data advocates. Read More

New York City Announces BigApps 3.0

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 12 2011

A $10,000 grand prize is now on offer for the third NYC BigApps competition, announced last night. Launched in 2009 as of the earliest contests challenging developers to build applications specifically for denizens of a ... Read More

Roadify Wins BigApps Competition

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 1 2011

Roadify, the mobile app that allows users to get and contribute data relevant to commuting, like bus arrival times or traffic information, has won this year's NYC BigApps competition. The winners were announced at a ... Read More

And Then There Were 102: NYC's DataMine Glitch

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

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BigApps: Build a Better Gotham [UPDATED]

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

The New York Times stole the best headline for this post, "New York City Wants You to Create an App For That." Sigh. Anyho, the Big Apple is indeed kicking off its Big Apps contest this very afternoon. Read More