Downtown Homeless Data Released

After 8 months of hard work form many volunteers and staff, we’re releasing the first version of the Downtown Homelessness Dataset. This dataset has about 41,900 observations of homeless sleepers on 287 blocks in Downtown San Diego, over 62 months.

The dataset is part of our Homelessness Collection. If you’d like to learn how to work on this dataset and the others in the collection, join us for a working session at the next meetup for Data Science for Non Profits, Wednesday 9 October.

Computer Vision For Greater Good!

Use your Computer Vision skills to tackle homelessness. The Data Library is currently running a data project to convert 5 years of monthly homelessness person locations from scanned paper maps to a geographic dataset. The bulk of the work involves volunteers manually digitizing 350 scanned paper maps in two jobs, but we have enough data … Read moreComputer Vision For Greater Good!

Data for Social Good Workshop: Homelessness and Urban Planning

This is the first in a series of meetings to explore data related to homelessness and urban planning. We will present a broad range of datasets and work together to learn new techniques for data analysis. The data sets we will be using include two collections on the Library data repository: Urban Planning Collection Homelessness … Read moreData for Social Good Workshop: Homelessness and Urban Planning