Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Numbers, Data, and Maps Oh My!

I know what everyone in the Burghosphere is thinking: where can I get massive amounts of data without actually having to go to the Census Bureau or the BEA or, you know, do work.

Well, wonder no longer folks as the usually secretive Mayor's Office has posted a whole bunch of data for people that are interested in Police Rape or whatever.

Now, you too can be Chris Briem and create blog posts with actual facts, instead of wildly rambling opinion pieces about how the neighbors down the street are purposefully trying to steal your garbage.*

* No, not really. Mr. Briem is as they say around UCSUR, the shiznit..


Bram Reichbaum said...

I'm too lazy to even go check out the website.

Tell me, o, is it a good thing? Is there a wide variety of interesting information? Or is it evil and must be NUKED!? Are they keeping things from us?

Seriously, I had a post planned for the 1-year anniversary of PittMAPS. It involved Stewie Griffin and Brian on the couch and a sucker punch. It's good to see PittMAPS is doing the do regardless.

Sherry Pasquarello said...

my head hurts.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or do the bar graphs suck. I have never seen temporal data sorted by alphabetical.