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NY Property Tax Explorer

From: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:09:32 -0400
To: "DWBP WG" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
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You may recall I submitted a use case about this example from NYC last
year.  The developer, Chris Wong, who works for Socrata, wrote a Ruby
routine to scrape 1000 PDF files for property tax data to fill out this map
app:

http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/track/issues/56

Chris is a self-taught developer, by no means a pro.  I think this story
well demonstrates that Data on the Web today is quite innovative and PDF,
JPG, AVI, MP3, and MP4 are commonly machine readable.

Restricting our recommendations to file formats that conform only those
covered by W3C WG's (JSON, CSV, RDF, etc) ignores the reality of how Open
Data is published and used.


Best Regards,

Steve

Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"
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