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Data Day 2013

More data are available today than ever before. New tools are making it easier to explore trends, craft powerful stories, and spur change. Data Day was all about using data & technology to drive community change. Below, we chronicle the day using social media contributed by attendees!   [View the story “Data Day 2013: Democratizing […]

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New maps show travel times on the T

Maps are perfect for telling you how far away places are, but what about how long it takes to get there? Whether you’re on a bus, in a car, or taking the T, knowing the time you’ll spend getting from A to B is probably more important than knowing the number of miles between them. […]

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The Weave data visualization platform: how to get a free training and a free account

Originally published on the blog of Deborah Elizabeth Finn Heads up, mission-based organizations in Massachusetts!   Powerful data visualization tools(and the skills to use them) are within your reach. For free. Thanks to the MetroBoston DataCommon, all you need to get started is to sign up for one of their trainings.  The DataCommon is a joint project of the Metropolitan Area Planning Counciland the Boston […]

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Hubway Data Viz Challenge recap

We loved seeing all of the creative submissions that came in for our Hubway Data Visualization Challenge, and the entire process of the contest–including our Hack Day at Boucoup Loft; the awards announcement event;working with videographer Stephen Walter, who produced this great documentary for us; and making connections with data enthusiasts from Boston, as well […]

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Hubway Data Challenge Winners

Data heads, animators, graphics geeks, designers, mappers, students and professional visualization artists converged on The Bocoup Loft in Boston’s Fort Point Channel Tuesday night to find out the answer to one question: who had won the Hubway Data Challenge? The contest, which kicked off in October after Hubway and MAPC released complete history data on half a million bike […]

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Hubway Data Viz Hack Day

Last Saturday we hosted a our first-ever Hubway Data Visualization Hack Day at the The Bocoup Loft in the Innovation District of Boston. A “Hack Day is a workshop-like setting where people come together and work (i.e. hack) on a problem-set. At our hack day, 5 teams worked all day on data explorations and visualizations of half […]

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What do half a million bike-share trips look like to YOU?

Calling all data geeks, designers, students, and bike-share lovers! Get started on your entry in the first-ever Hubway Visualization Contest, co-sponsored by MAPC and Hubway. For the first time, Hubway’s complete trip history data is being made public, and we want to see what you can make out of it. Entries can be visualizations, animations, […]

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Participants wanted: MAPC Basemap

Publishing geographic information and data online in form of interactive maps has become increasingly important for MAPC over the last few years. This spring we were working with cartographers from Axis Maps to design a MAPC Basemap that can be used as background map to provide basic orientation in the Metro Boston Area, but also […]

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Our trailmap, your trailmap

Part of our work to support healthier transportation modes is to collect and publish information about walking and cycling facilities (paths, bike lanes, cycle tracks, Hubway stations, etc.) in our region. This year MAPC released the second update of the Greater Boston Cycling and Walking trailmap, available for free in print and online at trailmap.mapc.org. The […]

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Play it to PlanIt: Online gaming meets community planning in NoQuWo

North Quincy & Wollaston (NoQuWo) area residents can sign up now to play NoQuWo: Neighborhoods on the move, the online game that will help plan the future of their community. This game is part of the” next generation” of online gaming technology as a planning/visioning community engagement tool and launches this Saturday, May 5 with a launch […]

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