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Miami Open211 Update #7

Our project is ramping up! Check out the new post from @ernie: Welcome to Miami Open211

I've updated the project summary above. Key stuff:

Next steps:

We are in the Code for Miami Slack Team under #open211.

Posted on by Greg Bloom

Miami 311 Data Science Demo Update #1

This project was pretty much started and finished in the same night (June 29, 2015). It is a really simple demo of data mining the City of Miami 311 data set. The hard part was rolling back the git commits when I accidentally tried to commit a >100 MB file (#bigDataProblems ?)

Anyways, the IPython Notebook is available to fully reproduce the analysis.

Enjoy! -gully (@gully_)[]

Posted on by Michael Gully-Santiago

Miami Open211 Update #6

We made great progress over the weekend: a demo website is up! Check it out:

A bunch of issues listed here:

@eddroid posted this update on slack:

For those of you interested in this project, here's an update.

The Open211 JSON API from 2 hackathons ago is still up and running - Code For Miami Heroku: - Code For Miami GitHub:

This week I've imported more Switchboard data into the API. In particular you may notice more contact information.

I've merged a few separate repos into CfM's Ohana API repo to make things simpler: - Switchboard's original CSV data and our data mapping proposal is now available at - My code that imports Switchboard's CSV data into the API database is now available at - A new rake task "rake switchboard:import" was added at to trigger the import process

Dployed the Ohana Web Search app: - My Heroku: - Code For Miami GitHub:

Miami's Ohana Web Search app talks to Miami's Ohana API app to pull data and display it in a human-friendly format.

Create issues if you find bugs or want to suggest enhancements. - API issues: - Web Search issues:

This issue in particular encompasses many separate issues:

Posted on by Greg Bloom

Bus tracking gps Update #6

We have successfully sent coordinates received from the GPS using GET from the GPRS to a server every 5 seconds. Now we should start building a container and a way to power up the unit for long periods.

Posted on by Miguel Herrnsdorf

Miami Open211 Update #5

Hi folks, I'm hosting a video chat with Catalyst Miami on March 26th at 3pm about the project. Others might be joining up as well.

RSVP here:

It would be great to be joined by someone from the Code for Miami team who is working on this project (though not a big deal).

Also, I'm hosting a general Orientation next Friday at 3p, just a general overview of the whole initiative — not for folks who are already involved, but if you know someone who should be involved and would like to learn, please share with them:

Posted on by Greg Bloom

Miami Open211 Starting at CodeAcross

I’ve coped the repo to , and made a handful of starter issues to hopefully tackle today. Please bug me (I’m in the northeast corner of the room in a black shirt, @bryce on slack, etc.) if you need access to the github or slack or whatever :)

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Miami Open211 Update #4

Good news: Thanks to the efforts of Chris Scott (@cyberstrike) and Ed Toro (@eddroid), plus our intrepid brigade leaders, we have deployed the Ohana API and loaded a bit of Switchboard's data into it.

Visible here:

Ed's forked OhanaAPI repo with mods is here:

Raw data (not human readable, for use with pg_restore):

Ed says: I haven't pushed up my scraping code, but it'll go here when it's cleaned up:

Steps moving forward:

1) Check Ed's first take at field-mapping with Switchboard's tech team. (underway - @greggish)

2) Post and review data-munging code (underway - @eddroid)

3) Transfer into a more official CodeForMiami Heroku account, preferably one validated with a credit card because certain features won't work without it (next step - @rebekahmonson?)

4) Customize front-end of API module (next step - @greggish can help with text))

5) (maybe for CodeAcross) Deploy front-end Ohana Web Search and modify for Miami.

6) scope possible use cases (!)

If all of the above looks good, let's modify the main Code for Miami Open211 README accordingly.

Posted on by Greg Bloom