The San Diego Data Library is building a detailed data set about Downtown homelessness using 5 years of hand-marked paper maps. The conversion process is human-powered, and we need you help to finish the conversion. When we are finished, we will have a very valuable data for doing detailed analysis of the relationship between unsheltered … Read moreHomelessness Data Conversion
I’ll be presenting at the Data Engineering Meeting tonight, Thursday 5 Sept, on the topic of how the Data Library uses the Metatab data packaging system for processing the data we use in analysis. You can download the presentation.
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!
Over the summer we’ve been working on a project to digitize maps of homeless person counts that have been collected over the last 5 years by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. We now have partial results for three neighborhoods, with data positions shown in the map below. We expect to have the dataset complete in … Read moreDowntown Homelessness Dataset Progress
Over the past few months, the Data Library has been involved in several projects to study homelessness in San Diego. The main projects have been: Digitizing 5 years of monthly homelessness counts for Downtown San Diego. Building a collection of data about homeless issues for San Diego and Los Angeles. Last Spring, we got the … Read moreExploring San Diego Homelessness
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
Explore a critical social issue with this unique homelessness dataset for the Gaslamp district.
San Diego’s computerized street lamps reveal that San Diegans party where they should be working.
Google Colab offers hosted Jupyter notebooks that are integrated with Google Drive and Github. The customized Jupyter Notebook application has some nice features, and a few quirks, but has one feature that I’ve wanted for years: comments. This version of Jupyter Notebook seems perfect for collaborating on notebooks, which is otherwise very difficult. Here is … Read moreSharing Jupyter Notebooks with Google Colab
GIS For Journalists: help us plan a workshop to train journalists in geographic analysis and map making skills.