New York City, 27 August 2011
(by Ton Zijlstra)
With Hurricane Irene passing over the eastern part of the USA this weekend, it is important for people to be able to track information quickly as well as having that information presented in a useful and understandable way.
Publicly available data, from both government and private sources, can be used for this. Most of those sources are of course distributed, but bringing them together is easy when it's available and reusable as open data, and when it can be combined using mapping tools such as for instance...