Announcing: Winners of OpenDataPhilly Visualization Contest

Announcing: Winners of OpenDataPhilly Visualization Contest

Azavea and OpenDataPhilly are pleased to announce the winners of the OpenDataPhilly Visualization Contest.  Visualizations that represent creative and visually impactful uses of Philadelphia’s Open data were selected to be featured on the new OpenDataPhilly website (soon to be launched). has undergone a redesign thanks in part to grant funding from the Knight Foundation.  In anticipation of the relaunch of Philadelphia’s newly designed data portal, Azavea invited submissions of visualizations of Philadelphia’s open data.  The OpenDataPhilly Visualization Contest collected submissions from designers, data scientists, developers and anyone who enjoys exploring and visualizing open data. Submitted data visualizations utilized data sets shared on and were both static and interactive including maps, infographics, charts and more. Prizes included $500 in Amazon gift cards divided among winners.

Winners include:

Name: Chris Alfano and Lauren Ancona
Project: School District of Philadelphia Budget

Name: Gregory Kaminski
Project: Bike Thefts in Philadelphia

Name:  Ken Steif
Project: Visualizing Philadelphia’s neighborhood change process

Name: Wayne Dunn
Project: History of Philadelphia Police Citizen Complaints 2009-12

Name: Rachel Weeden
Project: Mapping Residential Burglaries in Philadelphia

Name: Joseph Calamia
Project: CenterCityScience –Visualizing Scientific Scale from a Philadelphia Perspective

Name: Kenneth Elder and Weilin Meng
Project: Energy Consumption in Philadelphia

Name: Angela Minster
Project: Roof Deck Permits as a Gauge of Neighborhood Development

Name: Chris Whong
Project: Visualizing Philly’s 2012 Budget by Department and Category