NACIS 2017

NACIS 2017

Lightning talk on NYC Crash Mapper (http://crashmapper.org), a web application that allows users to explore data on vehicle collisions in New York City.

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Chris L Henrick

October 12, 2017
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  1. NYC CRASH MAPPER CHRIS HENRICK NACIS 2017 1

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  5. OPEN DATA IS OPEN, BUT NOT ALWAYS... USABLE OF GOOD

    QUALITY EASY TO DOWNLOAD 5
  6. DOG FOODING "Eating your own dog food" makes for better

    open data Many open data portals aren't used by gov... Leaving little incentive for data QA & improvement 6
  7. ~14% OF ALL CRASHES ARE NOT GEOCODED THANKS, NYPD 7

  8. 35% OF ALL CRASHES ARE MISSING VALUABLE INFO ON STREET

    NAME CROSS STREET NAME BOROUGH NAME CONTRIBUTING FACTORS 8
  9. "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" Open data platforms don't can't work

    well for every type of data and use case. 9
  10. NYC CRASH MAPPER Goal: Make vehicle collision data more open

    Primary Audience: Transportation safety advocates in NYC Intended Use: Persuade elected officials to improve traffic safety Funded by: , a non-profit in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan Grant from: 1 million+ rows of data, average of 17,500 crashes per month Chekpeds CARTO 10
  11. FEATURES 11

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  22. UPCOMING IMPROVEMENTS & FEATURES 22

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  26. THANK YOU @chrislhenrick chrishenrick@gmail.com http://clhenrick.io 26