Research Grants to Manage and Model Earth Observation Data

We like to take on tough technical challenges that advance the state-of-the-art and have the potential for positive civic and social impact.  So Azavea is honored and excited to have been awarded two Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and from NASA to address these challenges by building two different systems. Funding…

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Saving Water by Saving Money: Incentivizing Greener Cities

Azavea began working with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) five years ago when the agency started restructuring the way it charged customers for management of stormwater.  Stormwater runoff is produced when the ground is unable to absorb the amount of precipitation that falls during a storm event.  In Philadelphia, and most urban areas, where the ground is…

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Cicero Data: Now Available with Salesforce

Last year, Salesforce Foundation integrated our Cicero database of legislative and elections data with their Nonprofit Starter Pack. This exciting feature enables users to verify their databases’ household addresses using CASS, or Coding Accuracy Support System, which is a standard for street addresses in the united states, and then match the addresses to legislative districts….

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Don’t Have Car? No Worries, Thanks to GoPhillyGo

There’s a new way to explore the Greater Philadelphia region when you don’t have a car! On June 30th, the Clean Air Council launched Visitors to the website can plan trips, discover events, explore featured locations, and check bike share stations according to their current location and how much time they want to travel. The…

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How to Fit 37 Data Sets Into One Map: Creative Cartography

A common problem in cartography is determining how to display many different data sets. Maps can quickly become confusing with more than a handful of attributes.  Adding too many data layers can hinder legibility of the map. This was an issue Azavea’s Data Analytics team ran into recently when it worked on a project for…

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California Crime and Intelligence Analysis Association Conference
San Diego, CA— September 1-4, 2015
Jeremy Heffner and Chip Koziara will be attending.

Content Marketing World
Cleveland, OH — September 8-11, 2015
Rachel Cheetham-Richard will be attending.

Transparency Camp
Washington D.C. — September 11-12, 2015
Robert CheethamSarah Cordivano and Stephanie Zimmerman will be attending.

International Association of Crime Analysts Training Conference
Denver, CO — September 22-25, 2015
Jeremy Heffner and Chip Koziara will be attending.

Tennessee Association of Law Enforcement Analysts Training Conference
Oak Ridge, TN — October 6-8, 2015
Jeremy Heffner and Chip Koziara will be attending.

Washington DC — October 15, 2015
Robert Cheetham will be attending.

International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference
Chicago, IL — October 24-27, 2015
Jeremy Heffner and Chip Koziara will be attending.

Community Indicators Consortium
Austin, TX — November 9-10, 2015
Sarah Cordivano and Tyler Dahlberg will be attending and hosting a pre-conference workshop.