Azavea announces Open Data Philly Visualization Contest

In advance of the upcoming re-launch of Open Data Philly, Azavea has announced the Open Data Philly Visualization Contest.

The competition invites designers, data scientists, developers and “anyone who enjoys exploring and visualizing open data” to share visualizations that utilize open data found on OpenDataPhilly.org.

Up to 10 entries representing “creative and visually impactful” uses of Philadelphia’s open data will be featured on the new Open Data Philly website – scheduled for launch in late 2014. Winners will also divide $500 in Amazon gift cards.

Entry deadline: Sunday, November 30th 2014 11:59pm.

Complete details: ph.ly/opendatacontest

logoOpen Data Philly was recognized with a Knight Foundation Prototype Fund grant shortly before the Center for Public Interest Journalism took over administration of the site last spring.

Azavea, which specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software as well as geospatial analysis services, built Open Data Philly and is leading the redesign.

Also last week, City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski announced the release of the city’s new Open Data Strategic Plan, along with the accompanying research and analysis known as the Open Data Census. Both are available now at: phila.gov/data.

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