Derek Eder

Civic Tech Builder


Maps Mapping Chicago's data

Searchable Map Template - Turf

Put your data on a searchable, filterable map. This is a free, open source tool and template powered by javascript in the browser using Leaflet and Turf.js.

Searchable Map Template - Carto

For more heavy duty data mapping, I made a template that uses CARTO, a paid mapping platform similar to Fusion Tables.

Vacant and Abandoned Building Finder

Find vacant and abandoned buildings in Chicago. Data comes from reports made for open and vacant buildings to 311 since January 1, 2010.
Press: Govfresh | MetaFilter

2nd City Zoning

To make Chicago’s zoning code digestible by humans, we took inspiration from one of our favorite games: Sim City 2000. Find out how your building is zoned, learn where to locate your business and explore zoning patterns throughout the city.
Press: Chicago Tonight (WTTW)

Chicago Public School (CPS) Tiers

CPS places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic "tiers" and requires selective schools to reserve the same number of spots for the students from each tier. Find which CPS tier you are in with this tool.
Press: EdWeek | CLTV Politics Tonight | Chicago Tonight | Chicagoist

(inactive) Searchable Map Template with Google Fusion Tables

Put your data on a searchable, filterable map. This is a free, open source tool and template powered by Google Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables.
Press: Google Maps Mania

ClearStreets

The City of Chicago launched Plow Tracker, an app that tracks the city's snow plows in real time. This app uses the same data. By knowing where the plows are, we've figured which streets have been plowed.
Press: Chicago Tonight | The Chicago Tribune | Chicagoist | GridChicago

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