Azavea Cicero API and Google Civic Information API: A New Partnership

For years, the Cicero API has provided legislative district and elected official information for the U.S. and other countries.  We’ve gone far and wide to assemble what we feel is one of the most comprehensive databases on the market.  Most recently, this has included adding social media identifiers for elected officials in all the geographical…

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Mapping Trees from Your Smart Phone

Mapping trees out in the field will soon be much more convenient thanks to the launch of the OpenTreeMap mobile app. OpenTreeMap encourages users to collaborate with local governments, community organizations, and other groups to map and explore the trees in their communities.  Walking around your neighborhood and want to track information about a particular…

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Azavea Receives an Amazon Web Services Partners in Innovation Award

We are honored to announce that we were awarded a Partners in Innovation Award from the Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge for HunchLab, our predictive analytics software for police departments. A global panel of experts engaged in local government innovation selected eight grand prize winners from among two award…

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EcoCamp 2014

Philly EcoCamp Delivers 5 Projects and a Lot of Learning

Azavea has built up a bit of a pedigree with the civic hackathons we’ve organized in Philly these past few years.  2012’s Hacks for Democracy pioneered the “finishathon” concept by coupling a weekend hackathon with a series of follow-up events in the proceeding weeks to finalize and polish projects.  Last year, we collaborated with NASA…

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GeoTrellis Selected for Three Google Summer of Code 2014 Fellowships

We are thrilled that GeoTrellis, our open source software framework for fast spatial data processing, has been accepted for three Google Summer of Code projects this summer.  Google received 6,313 proposals from 4,420 students and awarded almost 2,000 fellowships to open source projects around the world.  Each Summer of Code fellow works on an open…

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Esri User Conference
San Diego, CA – July 14-18, 2014
Robert Cheetham, Daniel McGlone, and Amory Hillengas will be attending.

Philadelphia, PA – July 24-25, 2014
Sarah Cordivano and Jeff Frankl will be attending.

2014 Society of Arboriculture International Conference
Milwaukee, WI – August 2-6, 2014
Rachel Cheetham-Richard will be attending.

Social Capital Markets Conference
San Francisco, CA – September 2-5, 2014
Robert Cheetham will be attending.

Portland, OR – September 8-13, 2014
Robert Cheetham, Andrew Thompson, and Rob Emanuele will be attending and exhibiting GeoTrellis.

International Association of Crime Analysts Conference
Seattle, WA – September 9-12, 2014
Jeremy Heffner will be attending and exhibiting HunchLab.

B Corp Champions Retreat
Burlington, VT – October 7-9, 2014
Robert Cheetham will be attending.

North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Meeting 2014
Pittsburgh, PA – October 8-11, 2014
Daniel McGlone will be presenting on Mapping and Analysis with GTFS Data. Sarah Cordivano will be presenting on Open Data and Tools for Better Visualization and Analysis.

American Planning Association – PA Chapter 2014 Annual Conference
Philadelphia, PA – October 12-14, 2014
Sarah Cordivano and Tyler Dahlberg are attending and exhibiting.