PHLMaps adds Visual Imagery Dating Back to 1996

Do you use Google Maps? Yahoo Maps? If you’re in Philadelphia, you could be using PHLmaps. The City of Philadelphia’s GIS Services Group has created a high-quality, public mapping service packed with valuable data. Built on the cloud-based ArcGIS platform, the free, interactive service leverages data the City has been producing and acquiring for years.…

GIS Team Publishes Third Batch of Data in a Series of Releases

A few weeks ago, we posted a story about the City’s GIS Services Group and a housecleaning project that resulted in three batch releases of geospatial data. Today, the third batch was released, consisting of data related to public health and human services. Of the data sets released, two include out-of-school programming information for parents…

GIS Team Releases Second of Three Batch Releases of Data

As we wrote about last week, the City’s Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services Group has undertaken a massive housecleaning project resulting in the approval of dozens of new data sets for public release. The project, which involved taking an inventory of the City’s central warehouse for geospatial data, has yielded some important results for city government.…

GIS Team Releases First of Three Upcoming Batches of Data

For years, the City of Philadelphia has stored geospatial data from various departments in one central warehouse. Over time, the warehouse amassed hundreds of geospatial data sets of everything from ZIP Codes, to police districts, to bike lanes.  Because of this long-standing warehouse, a strong culture of cross departmental-collaboration exists amidst the geospatial analysts. However,…