(Screenshot via Vacant Property Viewer)
Who owns that vacant lot across the street?
You know, the one that everyone seems to use as a neighborhood landfill? Ever wonder how many of those you’ve got in your neighborhood compared to others across the city?
A new app developed by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) will let you find out.
The app, created with data from the Department of Licenses and Inspections, Office of Property Assessment, Philadelphia Land Bank and Philadelphia Water Department, allows users to find vacant properties across the city as well as who owns them. The app was just updated to include the percentage of vacant lots and buildings from block to block.
The app will be updated monthly, according to the city.
— PHLInnovation (@PHLInnovation) March 10, 2017
Very cool. Check it out here.
P.S. Reminds us a bit of this proof of concept created last year that identifies potentially unsafe buildings.-30-
From our Partners
‘If you start to address the affordable housing issue, you will begin to address the poverty issue’
School named in honor of famous rapper is ‘cleaning up’ the streets of Wilmington with tech
When speculative technology meets West Philly
Inscripción Doble en Congreso: Lo que trae el futuro
City of Philadelphia, Rebuild
Director of Evaluation and LearningApply Now
The other side of the heroic nonprofit pivot to provide COVID-19 services? The toll on the mental health of staffers
Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis
How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance
Dual Enrollment at Congreso: Where does it go from here?
Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity