Idea Gallery

Data on its own is not as helpful as it could be. To be truly useful, data needs to be sorted, analyzed, and transformed in new applications, visualizations, and stories. The Idea Gallery on OpenDataPhilly features some of the most engaging and interesting uses of open data. If you have created a beautiful visualization or have used Philadelphia data in other inspiring ways and you think it's worth sharing with others in the Idea Gallery, let us know at info@opendataphilly.org.

  • Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network

    Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network
    Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network
    The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network is an application that provides access to historic geographic resources including maps, atlases, surveys, and directories. A pilot project of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and expanded by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the site contains items from a number of contributors and organizations. The Interactive Map Viewer feature enables users to layer historic maps, aerial photography, and a current street plan to gain a new understanding of Philadelphia.

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  • iSepta

    iSepta
    iSepta
    iSepta is a mobile application that provides easy access to SEPTA Regional Rail schedules to assist users in more easily planning trips in the Philadelphia region. The application makes use of data from the SEPTA website.

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  • EveryBlock Philadelphia

    EveryBlock Philadelphia
    EveryBlock Philadelphia
    EveryBlock Philadelphia provides news connected to city blocks, neighborhoods, or zip codes. Users can view public information such as crime reports and restaurant inspections and view material gathered from the web including apartment listings, business reviews, press releases, and photos. EveryBlock Philadelphia also includes an option to post messages for neighbors.

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