596 Acres, in partnership with the New Orleans Food & Farm Network, will build an online vacant lot finder, Living Lots, to be prototyped in New Orleans. The platform will connect citizens with land-use data and offer an organized approach to engage with government processes.
The American Public Media (APM) Audio Search prototype will determine whether it is possible to provide full-text search of audio files, using open source software to automate the creation of text transcriptions of APM digital audio.
This project will facilitate connections between journalists. CollabMatch is a platform that will help journalists use their existing LinkedIn profile to connect with others based on location and/or expertise.
To build software to help local law enforcement agencies collaborate with neighborhood crime watch groups
The Crosscloud Project is a set of protocols that will allow computer systems to securely share data. The system will allow better data portability for individuals and solve major problems with walled-garden and data silos.
Dat seeks to increase the traction of the open data movement by developing better tools for collaboration.
To enhance web video as a compelling storytelling tool, Data Docs will incorporate data and interactivity into the video experience through features like live charts and location-based personalization. In the process, Data Docs will maintain the videos’ aesthetic and narrative flow.
To create several prototypes for data toys: experimental, digitally-enabled devices that allow users to explore data and systems through play
To fund research and experimentation into the use of drone vehicles as news and information-gathering tools, to study the ethics of these techniques and to publish case studies and best-practices guides
FOIA Machine will aid journalist and private citizens in accessing millions of important governmental documents around the world that are covered by freedom of information laws (which exist in more than 90 countries).
To create a prototype system to allow journalists to easily combine datasets based on geographic information.
To help citizens discover the recreational activities that surround them, GreenInfo Network will build an open source template that parks departments can use to create a “What’s Nearby” map.