January 9, 2018 – BOSTON – Today, OpenDataSoft, a software-as-a-service company that offers cities and private companies alike a turnkey data…
OpenDataSoft & Code for Greensboro: the Find-it app
The Code for Greensboro Brigade is relatively new to the Code for America brigade network, but should soon officially become a brigade. In searching for an early ‘win’, Code for Greensboro re-created Code for Boston’s ‘Finda’ App, specially adapted for Greensboro.
Enter OpenDataSoft. On August 19th, Code for Greensboro received their free OpenDataSoft brigade open data portal. After the brigade briefly demoed the platform, they uploaded their GeoJSON file developed to populate the Greensboro Find-it app. In about ten minutes, the app was born in the Cartograph feature of the OpenDataSoft portal. Take a look at the Find-it App here, or use the interactive map below (click on the bracket in the top-right corner to display filters).
In no time, a new version of the Find-it App was created in the OpenDataSoft open source front end, using the pages function. This version is branded with Code for Greensboro, and includes a search function to allow the user to interact with the data in a different way.
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