Esri, ICMA, and MindMixer encourage developers, coders, and students in the New England area to participate in Hackstock for #LocalGov. ICMA’s government members have agreed to provide sample datasets to fuel the day’s hacking activities. Esri staff will create portals in ArcGIS Online for participants to access in addition to providing free mobile software development kits (SDKs) and application program interfaces (APIs) for creating maps for iOS and Android. Food and beverages will also be provided.
Archives for August 19, 2013
The White House developed Project Open Data (See project OpenData on github) – this collection of code, tools, and case studies – to help agencies adopt the Open Data Policy and unlock the potential of government data. Project Open Data will evolve over time as a community resource to facilitate broader adoption of open data practices in government. Anyone – government employees, contractors, developers, the general public – can view and contribute.
Recently, the project has released a implementation guide, designed to help agencies and orgs manage their information and data as an asset. The document focuses on near-term efforts agencies must take to meet the following five initial requirements of M-13-13, which are due November 1 – see the Implementation Guide
Here’s an interesting open resource that enables book publishers to easily publish school textbooks in a tablet ready, mobile format (Android and iOS). Teachers use the Content Management Website to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing and matching items from our library with their own educational material. Students use the iPad or Android, or web app to download and view these courses, filled with videos, slideshows, e-books, PDFs, text, audiobooks, and Web links.