CityTracking

Stamen Design, LLC

Date Awarded
08/01/10
Amount
$412,000
Grant Period
08/01/10 to 08/31/12
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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Knight News Challenge: CityTracking from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

To build a web service and open source tools to display public data in easy-to-understand, highly visual ways

To make municipal data easy to understand, CityTracking will allow users to create embeddable data visualizations that are appealing enough to spread virally and that are as easy to share as photos and videos. The dynamic interfaces will be appropriate to each data type, starting with crime and working through 311 calls for service, among others. The creators will use high design standards, making the visuals beautiful as well as useful.

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Project Team

Eric Rodenbeck

Eric Rodenbeck is the founder and creative director of Stamen, a leading mapping and data visualization design studio based in San Francisco. Recent Stamen projects for the London 2012 Olympics, MSNBC and the City of San Francisco push the boundaries of online cartography and design. In addition, the studio’s contribution to open-source mapping projects are helping to make possible a bottom-up revolution in how maps and data visualization are made and consumed.

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