Open Data in real life — putting out the trash

[ Thanks to Bernard Swiss
for this link. ]

“The catalogue, launched in beta on September 15, makes
the city’s geospatial data on a variety of subjects freely
available on the Web in standard formats. More data will be added
to the catalogue over time.

“One site that’s using the data is VanTrash, which was created
by Luke Closs and Kevin Jones. It reminds users when their garbage
is picked up. After entering your address or clicking on the site’s
map, you choose to receive reminders by e-mail or add them to your
calendar. Inspired by a blog post by David Eaves, a public-policy
expert and member of the Vision Vancouver executive, VanTrash takes
advantage of the garbage collection schedule zones data from the

88 podcast:
On this episode of Spark: Tracking trash, the real
value of stories, and social media for businesses. Click to listen
(runs 54:00).

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