By Eugene Chong on September 11th, 2020
We learned that OpenStreetMap is a great source of data for tracking SDG indicator 11.7.1. OSM provides data on public open or green spaces in cities that is similar in quality to more “official” sources like municipal Open Data portals, and collecting the data from OSM requires relatively little effort.
By Evelyn Gorey on September 8th, 2020
Along with Defenders of Wildlife, we conducted an environmental impact analysis of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. We considered the spatial relationships between the existing and proposed border wall, regional at-risk wildlife, and the diverse habitats at the border in order to prioritize conservation efforts.
By Eugene Chong on September 4th, 2020
This analysis applies the Malleson methodology of choosing a spatial unit of analysis to gun crime data for the city of Baltimore. This methodology brings us a bit closer to understanding whether spatial variations in the crime data are picking up real signals or just noise.
By Evelyn Gorey on September 3rd, 2020
The adoption of Philadelphia’s Urban Forest Strategic Plan and Hunting Park’s Forestry Plan presents a unique opportunity to address the need for equitable tree planting and the reduction of heat vulnerability, as these two plans are the city’s first cohesive attempts to prioritize and manage its urban forest.
By Daniel McGlone, Jeff Frankl and Luke McKinstry on July 29th, 2020
We calculated which congressional districts have become over or underpopulated since they were last drawn.
By Ross Bernet and Simon Kassel on July 7th, 2020
CurbLR is a promising new open data specification for curb regulation. We used it to visualize and analyze Philadelphia's curb management approaches affect on traffic.