Category Archives: OPRA

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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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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GIS and the expectation of privacy

GIS is considered by some to be an invasive technology. Even though some of the “invasive” data like lot lines and ownership are in the public domain, the easy access to large data stores of personal information is a cause … Continue reading

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OPRA Task Force Meeting July 18 in Trenton

New Jersey Geospatial Forum‘s OPRA Task Force will be hosting a meeting with Government Records Council Executive Director Catherine Starghill. The meeting will take place at the Department of Community Affairs on Friday, July 18th at 10am.

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