When Big Data Gets Local

May 8, 2013 — 1 Comment


Now that government data is becoming more readily available, there are lots of interesting uses. Here’s one that we worked on with the Sunlight FoundationSitegeist is a mobile app that helps you access US Census data and other public details about a neighborhood. This means you can check on everything from average rent prices to how people commute—in seconds.

Try it on a local neighborhood. What did you learn?

(Posted also on my LinkedIn Thought Leader blog)

Tim Brown


One comment on “When Big Data Gets Local

  1. Pretty cool app. I like the rent vs own, and the donation to political party stats. It would validate the look and feel of a neighborhood.

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