Inspiration

Lack of transparency

Increase demand for city services

Increasing property taxes

What it does

Visualizes data we've aggregated on a map to start a discussion about where Houston is spending it's money, and where it should be.

How we built it

Open Data + Google Magic. We used full stack JavaScript with Angular, NodeJS, and MongoDB. The parsing of the data was done in Ruby.

Challenges we ran into

Data processing and technical issues, finding the right data to use.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Successfully being able to convert the data we found into a format that can be easily consumed by the public.

What we learned

Open Data is only so accessible, but if you're will is strong, you can wrangle it.

What's next for Vital Houston

Continue adding more data and asking bigger questions

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