Using crowdsourcing to create a dataset — on parking in Wilmington - Technical.ly Delaware
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"Where do you park in downtown Wilmington? It was a question brought up by Open Data Delaware member (and resident mapping guy) Steve Hess. One that seemed easy enough to answer with a bit of searching. Ryan Harrington, cofounder of Open Data Delaware, soon realized that not only has Downtown Wilmington’s parking data not been analyzed, it didn’t exist, period. And so, a project was born, and, thanks to a National Day of Civic Hacking crowdsourcing event hosted by ODD on Aug. 11, the data finally exists. “Usually, we work with data that’s already out there,” said Harrington. “This was the first time we actually made the dataset.” To gather the data, the 20 or so folks of all ages and experience levels who gathered at The Mill that day, downloaded the Survey123 app customized by Hess and spread out to survey 250 segments (most were standard city blocks), from 10th to 2nd on Market Street (north to south) and Walnut to Jefferson (east to west)...."