Philadelphia puts geospatial data on GitHub

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Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology is now sharing the city’s geospatial data through the social coding site GitHub.

While the city has shared its open source software on GitHub for more than a year, it wasn’t until recently when GitHub announced a suite of new features to support geospatial data hosting that encouraged the city to put that data on the platform.

“As these new features got rolled out, it became obvious to us that GitHub presented a powerful new platform that we could use to share our data with an even wider audience of users,” wrote Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s chief data officer, on the city’s PhillyInnovates blog.

Headd said the goal is to make the city’s data open in as many geospatial platforms as possible including CSV, JSON, GeJSON, KML and others.

Read Headd’s full post.

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