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Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL

The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn

Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite you to visit the gallery any day between Saturday, March 5 at 9 Hall Street in Brooklyn between 12 PM and 7 PM. Data Through […]

Covid-19 Data Standards in Local and Global Contexts

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At the beginning of the pandemic, the need for transparency was clear and evidenced in the rapid uptake of data visualizations by governments and media to communicate disease statistics and public measures. However, a lack of coordination has left it difficult for us to compare the situation from one country to another. Driven by testimonials […]

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Hundreds of stories, one place to start: NYC Health Data

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The NYC Health Department (DOHMH) works to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers. Unfortunately, differences in neighborhood resources have led to unfair health outcomes, with some New Yorkers living longer, healthier lives than others. Structural racism contributes to the disproportionate burden of disease, including COVID-19, in some communities. Learn where you can […]

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NYC Planning’s Data Engineering team year in review

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NYC Planning's Data Engineering team continues to innovate and refine its existing infrastructure and data products, and work on new projects. This past year we broadly adopted GitHub Actions, incorporated 2020 census data, improved the data quality of core datasets, explored the viability of establishing a cloud based data ecosystem, and started to broaden our […]

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NYC Open Data Case Studies from Introduction to Data Science at UConn

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Using NYC Open Data provides opportunities for data scientists to make real-life impacts. Students taking Introduction to Data Science (STAT3255/5255) in Spring 2022 at UConn have studied two NYC open datasets closely: Motor Vehicle Collisions and Department of Buildings (DOB) Job Application Filings. For each dataset, two groups of students will present their works, one […]

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OpenStreetMap & Open Data: Mapping for Mobility in NYC (1 of 2)

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This virtual workshop by TeachOSM is an introduction to open mapping using the OpenStreetMap platform. As a participant in this one-hour workshop, you will get an overview of how to add data to OpenStreetMap and then dive into adding bike racks & pedestrian safety features to improve mobility in NYC.

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Data and Real Estate are Not Oil and Water, hosted by REDIST

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The real estate industry is the largest employer, is the largest contributor to the GDP and touches every other industry in NYC. Our city's economic recovery then begins and ends with our industry but historically building design, construction and operations have been slow to incorporate technology. With the advent of city-wide data collection, this dynamic […]

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It Will Rain Again: Data Needs and Opportunities in a Post-Ida New York City

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With the summer of 2021 still fresh in many people's minds, NYC’s practitioners and researchers are still navigating the challenges of extreme rain events like Hurricane Ida, which brought record-shattering amounts of rainfall causing severe flooding, loss of life, and damages to property/infrastructure. Shortly before Ida, the City released its first-ever Stormwater Resiliency Plan. With […]

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The Tip of the Iceberg of Domestic Violence

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Last year's stay-at-home orders saved an untold number of lives. But they also may have fueled an increase in domestic violence in the United States. Learn about student work at Cornell Tech leveraging NYPD domestic violence complaints data to assess trends and patterns of domestic violence in New York City. This session is organized by […]

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Getting to Know Checkbook

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This session will include a broad overview of the type of data that Checkbook (https://www.checkbooknyc.com/) offers and a guided tour of the site's functionality. We will walk through the Spending and Contracts domains; the M/WBE and Subvendor Featured Dashboards; review the various search capabilities; ways to export data and creating customized alerts.

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Open contracting underpins smart cities – the why and how

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Cities run on public contracts. Open contracting is about city administrations working with businesses and civil society to use the power of open data to transform public procurement - to deliver better goods, services, and public works for everyone. And, nearly two-thirds of public procurement spend is handled by cities or other sub-national entities (OECD). […]

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OpenStreetMap & Open Data: Mapping for Mobility in NYC (2 of 2)

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This virtual workshop by TeachOSM is an introduction to open mapping using the OpenStreetMap platform. As a participant in this one-hour workshop, you will get an overview of how to add data to OpenStreetMap and then dive into adding bike racks & pedestrian safety features to improve mobility in NYC.

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Virtual Event

Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL

The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn

Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite you to visit the gallery any day between Saturday, March 5 at 9 Hall Street in Brooklyn between 12 PM and 7 PM. Data Through […]

Pay Equity in NYC

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Data Scientists from the New York City Council will discuss how pay equity was assessed through a statistical investigation of data covering the NYC public workforce. Issues with the data will be addressed, and the modeling explained and justified. Outcomes of the analysis, and potential impacts will be covered.

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Checkbook NYC Advanced Searches

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This will contain an overview of the  Smart Search, Advanced Search, Narrow Down Faceted Search and Datafeeds search mechanisms within Checkbook (https://www.checkbooknyc.com/). The objective of this session is to expand user understanding of what type of search technique is best suited for your query. We will use some sample searches and take actual user examples […]

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Data Cleaning Techniques

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You've got your data loaded, you start on your analysis, and… WHAM, missing values. WHAM, junk entries. WHAM, capitalization inconsistencies. Data cleaning often feels like a chore, and we will often do as little as necessary. What if we took a more systemic approach? In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore some common data issues to […]

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Localized hunger research applications of federal data and national open data sets

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Hunger Free America (HFA) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. HFA’s Data Director, Angelica Gibson, and DevOps Engineer, Atticus Rains, will discuss how the organization leverages their open data national database of […]

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Open Data Gov Jam: Online Workshops

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Join us to learn about decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) in the context of NYC Open Data! This virtual event will feature presentations and workshops by leaders of the Governauts community, researchers who explore questions, problems, and solutions that involve blockchain technology. Follow @GovernanceDAO on Twitter for updates :) Guiding Research → “Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) […]

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Hands-On Workshop: Exploring NYC Open Data

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Come join this hands-on workshop exploring publicly available datasets using the Python programming language.  No previous programming experience is needed, just a browser and willingness to try.  We'll start with Python basics to make maps of NYC locations and landmarks, and then use standard libraries to explore two canonical NYC Open Data data sets:  WiFi […]

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Open Data Gov Jam (In-Person)

Blockchain Center 2307 Broadway, Manhattan, NY, NY

Join to experiment with new, innovative approaches to governance of digital public goods, and we can discover ways to learn, build, and evolve together. Let's explore ideas for NYC Open Data DAOs! Guiding Research → “Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as Data Trusts: A general-purpose data governance framework for decentralised data ownership, storage, and utilisation” – […]

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Climate Justice in New York City: A Mapathon Workshop

BWCC Reading Room, Sarah Lawrence College 1 Mead Way, Bronxville

Global warming, pollution, and the unsustainable rise in energy costs disproportionately impact the low-income families and vulnerable communities in New York City. Open Data empowers urban citizens to understand the meaning of environmental justice in their city and take actions to make the city more sustainable and just. In this workshop, participants will learn to […]

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Mapping NYC COVID-19 Stories through Walking Interviews

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This panel will showcase our interactive web platform to capture the experience of being in NYC during the first year of COVID-19. This method, which we call Walkie-Talkie Maps, combines individual narratives with NYC Open Data sets. The Walkie-Talkie Map collects and presents multiple interviews, enabling viewers to see what the subject saw as they […]

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Exploring NYC’s Open Data on Early Care and Education

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Join Citizens' Committee for Children of New York for a deep dive on the publicly funded early care and education system, which serves around 127,000 children under the age of five in New York City. You will learn how CCC makes the data open to the public and easy to explore on data.cccnewyork.org. During the […]

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Eureka! Discovering open data with scout multicity

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At Open Data Week 2020, we released scout: an innovative way to browse New York City’s open data portal. This year, we're launching scout multicity, an expansion that powers your open data analyses across the US. Developed by Two Sigma Data Clinic in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, scout enhances data […]

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Improving how we target developers and users of open data

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Open data can help connect smart cities, but is it fit for purpose? Open data portals collate information from many sources, and while this diversity is a strength, it also challenges developers. What role should data portals play in coordinating and targeting open data efforts? Our panel will start with introductory words from Els Breedstraet, […]

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Virtual Event

Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL

The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn

Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite you to visit the gallery any day between Saturday, March 5 at 9 Hall Street in Brooklyn between 12 PM and 7 PM. Data Through […]

Science in Your Neighborhood

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Our overarching goal is to look at the wide array of publicly available data to offer ideas on how science and scientists can lend input to key challenges the City faces. We will present our recent efforts to overlay various sources of City data to gain a more detailed understanding of science policy issues across […]

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Canceled How Safe Is NYC Child Care after COVID-19?

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Datasets made available from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are a resource for exploring, in broad strokes, the state of New York City childcare facilities as the pandemic moves into an endemic phase. Come explore data visuals that represent indicators of children's safety and health in childcare facilities, as well as shifts and […]

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Waste Calculator – Data as a Tool for NYC and NYCHA’s Zero Waste Future

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In 2021, the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) released its Sustainability Agenda - committing to re-envisioning waste management and recycling, including new tools such as the waste calculator. NYCHA’s waste calculator, based on the model developed for the Zero Waste Design Guidelines for New York City, is helping improve cleanliness and provide access to composting and […]

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Community-driven extreme weather preparedness planning in Northern Manhattan: a multi-sector conversation about data, information, and resource needs

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New York City is a recognized leader in open data and is at the forefront of climate disaster planning and mitigation which impacts all residents and a range of communities facing situations leading them to be particularly vulnerable. Environmental justice organizations are mobilizing residents in these communities to better plan and adapt to the climate […]

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Understanding the Urban Forest in NYC through Open Data

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The Nature Conservancy in New York’s Cities Program recently released The State of the Urban Forest in New York City, a report that provides a holistic, point-in-time understanding of the urban forest citywide. The report built primarily on a wealth of Open Data and published research to characterize trees and their canopy across NYC, and […]

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“NYC Data Dash” – an NYC Open Real Estate Data Trivia Night

Cherre Offices 575 8th Ave floor 20, New York

Come join Cherre, a real estate data connector, for a night of data ranging, networking, beverages, and trivia! Contestants will team up to compete and use NYC Open Data to answer increasingly hard questions about NYC.  You will have everything  you need to answer every single question in with Open Data but with time being […]

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MTA BusTime: Big, Streaming Open Data 101

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Some open data sets are sparse and infrequent. Real-time transit data is the opposite—copious and incessant. This workshop will dive into the details of dealing with big, streaming urban data with code examples that let you interact with the MTA New York City Transit BusTime API. This virtual session is organized by the Cornell Tech […]

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Barnard CSC x Cyber Collective on the Ethical Use of Public Data

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While we celebrate public data and its use for good, we also acknowledge that some use cases of public data can have harmful, unintended consequences. For example, someone can socially engineer, reverse engineer, or develop narratives about neighborhoods or communities that create inferences around sets of data that aren’t accurate or representative. The goal of […]

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Civic Capacity and Stewardship Mapping Hack-a-thon – Kickoff Meeting

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Civic capacity and stewardship mapping hack-a-thon This hack-a-thon will tackle a set of data visualization and data infrastructure problems related to questions of civic capacity and environmental stewardship in New York City. The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) dataset for NYC (https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/STEW-MAP/nyc/) surveys civic environmental stewardship groups to provide digital maps and organizational network […]

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Coffee with the Open Data Week Team! ☕️

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Join the Open Data Week Team for a morning kick-off! Attend our morning meetup to talk about festival events, meet the Open Data Week team, and say hello to other festival attendees. Don’t forget your coffee!

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Beyond Static Open Data: A Citi Bike Time Series Case Study

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Much open data is static. It often corresponds to either a snapshot in time or some historical summary. While static data is surely useful, looking at how data changes over time opens up new avenues for exploration. Looking backward, we can identify trends and garner insights. Looking forward, we can generate forecasts and try to […]

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Recommending Schools using NYC Open Data on School Quality

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As a parent of a child in the application process for Kindergarten admissions in New York City, I found myself researching school quality surveys to evaluate and compare schools in order to rank school choices. Inspired by the vast amount of school quality data on NYC Open Data, I developed a recommendation system using machine learning models […]

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Modeling NYC Stormwater Drainage Areas: Working with MS4 Spatial Datasets

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NYC Department of Environmental Protection has led the mapping efforts to model stormwater drainage areas citywide since the City received the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit requiring the City to implement measures to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff. NYC Department of Environmental Protection provides MS4 spatial data as open datasets: MS4 outfalls and MS4 […]

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Let’s explore NYC in augmented reality!

Hunter College 695 Park Avenue, New York

How can we learn more about our city through technology? This outdoor event will explore the use of augmented reality (AR), accessible through our smartphones, to view publicly available building information. For anyone interested in the intersection of virtual reality(VR)/AR technology and civic engagement, this event will provide an opportunity to dive in and offer […]

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DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt from Home Winner Announcement

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Join Measure of America for the announcement of our DATA2GO.NYC Scavenger Hunt winner. You could win $500 for your favorite non-profit! Throughout the week, MOA will be sending out challenges on our Twitter page. Challenges will begin on Monday, March 7th, and will require you to use DATA2GO.NYC, our free interactive social science data tool. You must be following […]

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Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL

The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn

Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite you to visit the gallery any day between Saturday, March 5 at 9 Hall Street in Brooklyn between 12 PM and 7 PM. Data Through […]

A Crash Course in Pandas

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pandas is a tool for working with data sets in Python. In this session, we'll learn some basics of how to load, manipulate, and display data, doing things with a bit of code that would be difficult with spreadsheets, using NYC's 311 dataset as an example. No experience necessary. The session will be led by […]

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NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Open Data: Overview and Data Hub Demo

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The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) is the nation’s largest municipal taxi and for-hire vehicle regulator. The agency licenses over 100,000 vehicles and 175,000 drivers that make over one million trips per day. This session will provide attendees an overview of our extensive Open Data, the ways in which the industry utilizes […]

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Introduction to Data Visualization using NYC Open Data

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This workshop will give attendees the tools they need to create complex and beautiful data visualizations with NYC Open Data using the Altair library, while also serving as an introduction to coding in Python. We’ll cover Python basics before diving into DataFrames, HTTP requests, JSON, and other data storage styles, and data visualizations. We welcome […]

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Mapping Rooftop Topography

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This event will be a demonstration of how to generate topographic maps of New York City's building rooftops by combining multiple large NYC Open Data datasets. We will present a detailed walkthrough of how to use the scientific/geospatial Python stack to produce customized maps. We will also discuss what tools to use to work with […]

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Using Open Data for a Safer and Improved Cycling Network in NYC 🚲

Cornell Tech, The Verizon Executive Education Center 2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Did you know New York City has the oldest bike lane in America, and one of the largest bike networks, plus bike share programs in North America? 🚲 The Covid-19 pandemic introduced hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to this bicycle infrastructure for the first time. This session highlights student research from Cornell Tech that […]

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New Yorkie: Let’s Design a Dog-Friendly New York with Data

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In NYC, it's estimated that there are more than 600,000+ dogs. So, why is finding a dog-friendly restaurant so ruff? With your help, let's show our four-legged friends that New York City can be their fur-ever home with the power of 10 Open Data sets. Our data jam will showcase open data's potential fur real. […]

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Canceled Hike and Map along the Staten Island Greenbelt

St. George Ferry Terminal (by the Au Bon Pain) 1 Bay St, Staten Island

The Staten Island Greenbelt is missing trails and features on OpenStreetMap (OSM), a collaborative platform for collecting geographic data and displaying it; the "wiki" of maps. We will be using and sharing a wide range of paper and digital tools to collect data in-person while hiking from St. George's new NYC Ferry terminal to Great […]

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Low-code visual data exploration with NYC public data

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Have you ever felt trapped by only having a few chart types to choose from in your spreadsheets, and not having the time, budget, or experience to realize the visualization of your dreams? In this session, you will learn to use free web-based and open source low-code tools from industry and academia. When these tools […]

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Civic Analytics Using Open Data

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This workshop will inform and engage the audience in using NYC open data and civic analytics to address issues of social justice, public health, and climate action in NYC and other cities. We will show and explain how data-driven approaches can be applied to understand neighborhood change, support evidence-based policy and planning decisions, and empower […]

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Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL

The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn

Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite you to visit the gallery any day between Saturday, March 5 at 9 Hall Street in Brooklyn between 12 PM and 7 PM. Data Through […]

Open Data 101: Learn to use NYC Open Data

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Want to learn more about Open Data? Looking for some tips for using public datasets? Join our NYC Open Data 101 session for an overview of the history of data sharing in NYC; a tutorial on navigating, filtering, and visualizing datasets; and an exploration of some tools that make Open Data easier to use. The […]

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The A-Train to Knicks Pain: Social Media Analysis of NYC Basketball Fans

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If there’s one thing about New York, the basketball fans here are generally more “passionate” than most. Unfortunately, that passion can turn to pain, especially as a Knicks fan. They have often been disappointed over the course of the last four decades, which brings us to this project. We at "Rambles from The Garden" aim […]

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Virtual Scavenger Hunt – Collect Local Storefront Accessibility Data Using Crowdsourcing and AI

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Storefront accessibility can substantially impact the way people who are blind or have low vision (BLV) travel in urban environments. Entrance localization is one of the biggest challenges to BLV people. Improperly designed staircases and obstructive store decorations can create considerable mobility challenges for BLV people, making it more difficult for them to navigate their […]

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Can We Have More Green Roofs?

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How can we use data to cope with environmental issues and propose strategic responses? "Can We Have More Green Roofs?" is a research project intending to examine the qualification of currently available and appropriate empty roof spaces in NYC owned by the city government that can be converted to green roofs to mediate the negative […]

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Civic Capacity and Stewardship Mapping Hack-a-thon (Session 2 of 2)

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

This session is for the team to show results from the Civic Capacity and Stewardship Mapping Hack-a-thon. All are welcome to join this presentation. The hack-a-thon plans to tackle a set of data visualization and data infrastructure problems related to the Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project dataset for NYC (https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/STEW-MAP/nyc/). STEW-MAP surveys civic environmental stewardship […]

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Between Physarum lattices and NYC recycling data

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"3d printers add materials in layers; nature doesn't. Nature grows."- Neri Oxman, an Israeli-American Designer and professor at the MIT media lab. Rather than exploring how multiple materials can assemble an object, our exploration started by looking to nature and searching for a model that bears growth using a single material. We explore the Physarum. […]

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Open Data 101: Learn to use NYC Open Data

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Want to learn more about Open Data? Looking for some tips for using public datasets? Join our NYC Open Data 101 session for an overview of the history of data sharing in NYC; a tutorial on navigating, filtering, and visualizing datasets; and an exploration of some tools that make Open Data easier to use. The […]

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Virtual Event

Data Through Design (DxD): Ground Truth IRL

The Hall 9 Hall Street, Brooklyn

Data Through Design is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Truth IRL, a public exhibition of 12 data-driven, interdisciplinary art projects open March 5th through March 13. We invite you to visit the gallery any day between Saturday, March 5 at 9 Hall Street in Brooklyn between 12 PM and 7 PM. Data Through […]

Obsessed with Boba? Analyzing Bubble Tea Shops in NYC Using the Yelp Fusion API

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Virtual Event Virtual Event

In this workshop, we explore and develop insights about NYC's Bubble Tea Shops using the Yelp Fusion API. Sections include: How to use the Yelp Fusion API, Data Cleaning, Wrangling and Visualizations in Python, A demo of our web app created in Jupyter Book and Streamlit Additionally, questions we explore include bubble tea locations, Yelp […]

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