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NYC Day Care Center Map

From: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 06:01:24 -0400
To: IBM Open Data Group <IBM_Open_Data_Group%IBMUS@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-dwbp-wg <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFAE93C87F.09E75929-ON80257CAE.00364954-80257CAE.00370FFB@us.ibm.com>
On 3/20 someone in BetaNYC started a project to create a map of licensed 
day care centers in New York City.  They wrote a scraper in Ruby to grab 
the data off a website and dump it into a CSV file, then someone figured 
out how to put the data right into a MongoDB database.  Creating the map 
was easy.

Ten days later they had this prototype up on the web:


Can you imagine any municipal government providing this kind of service in 
10 days or less?

Best Regards,


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

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