App URL: http://www.outsideindc.com/bikes
OutsideinDC aims to make DC a more bike friendly city, and in turn a more fun, greener, and healthier place to live. OutsideinDC is built entirely on open source software. The underlying framework is Drupal v6, one of the best open source content management system in that world, which runs on PHP5 and MySQL. Mapnik, a C++/Python GIS toolkit, is drawing all the maps and has awesome anti-aliasing rendering. The site is hosted on Apache, and we used SVN to handle all the versioning, including versioning for the mockups, which were done as SVGs in Inkscape, an awesome open source vector program.
We used a few key ingredients from the DC Data Catalog to make OutsideinDC. We pulled the crime data from MPD Crime incidents, and have the site populated for all bike thefts in 2008 thanks to the custom crime download option.
This information shown on the maps is all being pulled from the DC Data Catalog:
* Bicycle Lane
* Bike Routes
* DC Boundary Map
* Metro Stations
* DC Neighborhood Clusters Shapefile
* DC Streets Shapefile
* Waterbodies Shapefiles
* Parks Shapefile
The shopping information is from Craigslist.
Lastly, the twitter hash tag just sucks in a feed off search.twitter.com
App by: Development Seed
App category: Agency