Adrian Holovaty at Where 2.0
The world is full of interesting data, but much of it is unavailable because there is no easy way to sort through it all. But what if someone did the sorting for you? And what if that information was then mapped onto a map of your neighborhood?
In this presentation from the 2008 O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, Adrian Holovaty shares how his site. EveryBlock.com, aggregates data from a variety of sources to provide a feed for the news, events, and civic goings-on that have happened, or will happen, in your city. Thus, mEveryBlock makes it simple to keep track of news for a very specific area. EveryBlock builds their feed by including data about crimes, property transactions, zoning changes, construction permits, movie filming, business reviews, pictures and more.