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8 items tagged “everyblock”


Data Is Journalism: Acquires Everyblock. Congratulations Adrian, Wilson and the team! Brady Forrest reports the acquisition within the larger context of the rise of data-driven journalism.

# 18th August 2009, 12:10 pm / adrian-holovaty, brady-forrest, datadrivenjournalism, everyblock, msnbc, wilson-miner

Address Extractor. Running on App Engine, an address extractor web service using code from the EveryBlock open source release.

# 1st July 2009, 8:03 pm / addressextractor, appengine, everyblock, python

EveryBlock source code released. EveryBlock’s Knight Foundation grant required them to release the source code after two years, under the GPL. Lots of neat Django / PostgreSQL / GIS tricks to be found within.

# 1st July 2009, 8:01 pm / django, everyblock, gis, gpl, opensource, postgresql, python


Cyberstar. Adrian made the front cover of the Chicago Tribune magazine!

# 18th August 2008, 11:56 pm / adrian-holovaty, django, everyblock

A List Apart: Issue 256. The EveryBlock issue. Paul Smith on EveryBlock’s tasty custom maps, and Wilson Miner on EveryBlock’s tasty accessible data charts.

# 9th April 2008, 12:21 pm / alistapart, everyblock, maps, paul-smith, wilson-miner

About our maps. Why and how EveryBlock rolled their own maps.

# 5th March 2008, 1:05 am / everyblock, mapping

Introducing EveryBlock. EveryBlock launched! Adrian Holovaty, Wilson Miner, Paul Smith and Daniel X. O’Neil’s startup which answers the question, “What’s happening in my neighborhood?” Cities covered by the launch are Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

# 23rd January 2008, 9:56 pm / adrian-holovaty, chicago, daniel-x-oneil, django, everyblock, new-york, paul-smith, san-francisco, wilson-miner


Knight Foundation grant. Adrian’s leaving the Washington Post to found EveryBlock, a startup focusing on local news and information in the style of

# 24th May 2007, 4:27 pm / adrian-holovaty, chicagocrime, everyblock, startup, washington-post