PPIIN makes debut with data-driven look at property reassessment

Even as we work to come up with a name for the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network and get it incorporated, we decided that the city’s property reassessment debate was worthy of us taking a stab at collecting resources and data to help illuminate the subject.

Visit http://ppiin.org to see the page we’ve assembled, including a Google Fusion-powered map of recent property transactions and the likely tax implications for these properties. We’re working to add more data points (we have about 300 now) to make the map more useful.

We’ll also be adding other resources and interactive controls for the map. This type of data-driven project is expected to be a central component of our work.