The DataSF App Showcase is a collection of applications that have been developed and built by individuals and organizations using datasets published by the City & County of San Francisco. The apps in this showcase are a tangible result from individuals & organizations having open access to city data.
There are different data categories such as Crime, Dining, Environment, Local, Maps, News, Politics &Transportation to create an app. In the DataSF App Showcase you can fine different example, but one case that I’m really interesting is SF Solar Map because this app lets residents view buildings that are equipped with solar power and read case studies on installed systems. Users also can type their address into the Solar Map site to get an analysis of how much solar power or solar water heating they could produce on their roof, and provides links to information on technologies and financial incentives available. If you are interning in this app , click here.
Certainly, DataSF App Showcase is a good example of what we should do with the data available in the network. If you are interesting to build an app, click here
Earlier this month the Modi Research Group launched their project mapping project of New York City Energy Consumption. Presented by Professor Vijay Modi and PhD student Bianca Howard of Columbia University at the NorthEast Clean Heat and Power Initiative conference the interactive map represents the total annual building energy consumption at the block level and at a tax lot level for New York city expressed in kilowatt hours. This is static representation of data that will be used by New York City planners to make future energy policy under the Mayor Bloomberg.
The map was made using a MapBox an online service to create the interactive mapping projects. As I try to take the idea of the New York Map and reactivate it by being linked to real time data for the City of Chicago. Does a block by block map of energy become useful to fight our energy consumption and is MapBox a good solution to create interesting interactive user interfaces to display data?