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Chicago has begun releasing select datasets on GitHub in a GeoJSON format and inviting pull requests. So far, Chicago has released the files for bike routes, bike racks, pedway routes, street locations, and building footprints. Like any other repository, users can fork, customize, and submit a pull request.
Since the release, a community of open source developers and enthusiasts have adopted and improved the data. The open source data has been forked nearly 100 times and dozens of issues were opened by users. Chicago’s building footprints were recently added to OpenStreetMap, in which users can explore the streets in relation to surrounding buildings. Users have since found various errors and have submitted them to the city for correction. The datasets have, collectively, been forked over 70 times.
Across Canada, municipalities and innovators are beginning to look at policies meant to encourage higher density and efficiency
Sprawl’s poor economic calculus might end up being our best mass-market argument for intervention. Certainly issues of equity, carbon output, and natural resource depletion may appeal to some, but showing what it costs us personally and our city in general is a powerful step in changing minds.
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Marvelous waterfront home in South York, Maine.
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