Overlays for the Day: D.C. Government Online

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The D.C. Government has made significant strides in making a host of data sets available. This has resulted in a number of web-based applications related to all number of city services: parking, environmental services, biking, etc. Leveraging private developers is a great way for cities to build a repertoire of online applications. While current data […]

Overlays for the Day: Washington, D.C. Land-Use Change

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The Chesapeake Bay Program has data available from a data set created via USGS for land-cover data set for the entire watershed, with snapshots compiled for 1984, 1992, 2001, 2006. Using various sources such as NOAA’sĀ  2001 Coastal Change Analysis Program (CCAP) datasetĀ  Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper satellite imagery […]

In Your Backyard…

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Want to know about your local water or air quality? The EPA has a great mashup, MyEnvironment, which pulls from their many databases to give you a snapshot of the environment around you. The information includes air and water quality, local pollution sources, pollutant levels and cancer risks, Superfund sites, the UV Index, Radon, and […]