Category Archives: Government

Open Data and Personal Privacy

This is the second in a series of articles regarding a side project of mine, NJParcels.com. Read the first article here.┬áRead part three here. Once GlassboroMap and NJ Parcels started to get considerable traffic, I began receiving emails asking for … Continue reading

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New Jersey Bike Map public meeting

This Thursday, May 10th, I will be attending the final public meeting to discuss the draft New Jersey Statewide Bicycle Map and Resource Guide. I attended the first meeting at Cumberland County College, but will be again providing comments at … Continue reading

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Statewide 1974 aerial imagery available via WMS

OIT has made the 1974 statewide aerial photography available via their WMS service. WMS: http://njwebmap.state.nj.us/njimagery Civil Solutions was the contractor that assembled the source imagery and prepared the seamless dataset for OIT. What I find amazing about the data is … Continue reading

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Dangerous Cartography

Back in March of 2010, Sarah Palin’s PAC released a map of “democratic targets” she would like to see out of office. The map, depicted at right, used gunsights to highlight where the representatives she wants gone are located. Sadly, … Continue reading

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The “Danger” of Creative Commons

Am I upset that an anti-rail group used my picture for their own use? Not really. The Internet is founded on sharing information. Continue reading

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Equality in Data: Should personal addresses be redacted?

Just because you have a hammer doesn’t mean you’re going to start hitting people with it. Intentionally crippling a web service and reducing accessibility should always be seen as a major step backwards. Continue reading

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State Planning hasn’t changed all that much…

Encourage development in and around our cities. Preserve areas of environmental importance, such as the Highlands and Pinelands. Plan accordingly for agriculture. Continue reading

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Ogle Earth on redaction of images from Google

Today, Ogle Earth has posted an excellent article on images from Google Earth that have gone missing. The imagery is of an area in Pakistan. Apparently Dianne Feinstein commented that the US military has been using a base in Pakistan … Continue reading

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New Jersey Public Schools GIS Data

Point locations for public schools in New Jersey is now available in personal geodatabase form. The dataset, created by the Office of GIS with information from the Department of Education, is available for download through NJGIN.

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NJGF Municipal Users Group Meeting

Atanas Entchev has posted some notes he received from the recent Municipal Users Group meeting. Worth the read.

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