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DataKind | Mapping Poverty to Beat It

Mapping Poverty to Beat It

Did you know that three out of every ten kids in our nationโ€™s capitol live in poverty? Thatโ€™s about 40 percent more than the national average!

Well, visionary HyeSook Chung and her second in command at DC Action for Children, Gwen Rubenstein, know it. They attended our DC DataDive in March 2012 and threw down a challenge: build visualizations of traditional well-being data for kids living in DC that can be used to fight this battle against poverty.

Innovation Hub | Public Radio International

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Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. The show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

Beer Menus - Find Great Beer

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BeerMenus A website to show you where to find your favorite beers.

Court strikes down Va. congressional map

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A panel of federal judges in Virginia struck down the stateโ€™s congressional map on Tuesday, arguing that the GOP-controlled state legislatureโ€™s decision to pack African-Americans into the 3rd Congressional District, which is represented by Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, was motivated purely by race โ€” a violation of the 14th Amendment.

Main - browsersec - Browser Security Handbook landing page - Browser Security Handbook - Google Project Hosting

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This document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers. Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented characteristics is a major contributing factor to the prevalence of several classes of security vulnerabilities.

Open Trail Data โ€” Code for America

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Parks and trails are a cornerstone of public health and quality of life. The Open Trail System Specification (OpenTrails) helps citizens get outdoors to enjoy them.

Strava is Just the Start: The Promise of Open-Trail Data | The Footprint |

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You're in San Francisco for a work conference. You've got an afternoon free, a mountain bike you've borrowed from a friend, and an itch to check out the singletrack at China Camp State Park, up in Marin County. You don't have a car, so you check an app on your phone that shows where you and your bike can catch the next Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train to a station where you can then catch a bus that takes you to within half a mile of the park.

Code for NoVA | A Code for America Brigade

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Code for America Brigade

Come join developers, designers, data geeks, leaders, and idea-makers who volunteer to help Arlington County, Alexandria City, and Fairfax County governments and civic orgs adopt open web technologies.

Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful

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If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.

The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location and these will give you the shortest route from A to B.


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The LibrePlanet project is a global network of free software activists and teams working together to help further the ideals of software freedom by advocating and contributing to free software.