Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Free the data! Vote for our OpenDataPhilly requests!

Would you like a map of all the bike racks in Philly?

How about a map identifying bike theft hot spots? 

We would, too! You can help us obtain this information by voting for us in the OpenDataRace!

OpenDataRace is a wonderfully wonky contest to uncover Philadelphia-related data sets that are not yet available to the public. Non-profit organizations across the city have nominated 20 data sets that would help them accomplish their missions and improve our region. The top three data sets will earn cash prizes for the nominating non-profit and the OpenDataPhilly team's assistance in working with municipal agencies to open the data for public use.
Should we win and this information become public, we will use it to inform our advocacy work, including publishing maps advising city bicyclists on where to park (and not park) their bikes.

Voting will remain open until October 27, 2011. To vote, individuals must register a free account on OpenDataPhilly. You may vote once per week. Full contest rules here.