Content/Information Architecture

Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Provide Open API to government data

Provide an open, documented API to all data contained in the site. This will allow others to include that data in applications and mashups. Ideally it should be a RESTful interface

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20 votes
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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

"Just Moved Here?" Section

The City of Austin Web Site should have a "Just Moved Here?" section for new residents.

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16 votes
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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Machine-readable data feeds

I want machine-readable data on everything the city does: crime stats, business permit applications, restaurant inspections, and the like. In short, I desperately want EveryBlock (everyblock.com) for Austin.

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Quick access to Civic Services Providers

I would like to enter my zip code and get the following list:

1. my official post office : website, [contact]

2. my official fire station: website, [contact]

3. my official police station : website, [contact]

4. my official user group/neighborhood association: website, [contact]

5. (elec, water, gas) utilities: website, [contact]

6. Trash collection, pickup: website, [contact]

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7 votes
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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Some Basic Simplification

There are 42 items listed in the City of Austin menu bar. That needs to be simplified/categorized.

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4 votes
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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

City Council Meeting Minutes, Video, Audio available next day

Meeting minutes as well as audio and video of all city council meeting should be available on the city website, as well as RSS feeds of the minutes and podcasts of the audio. This would encourage more active participation in city politics from citizens who cannot make it in person to the meetings.

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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Every "event" in RSS

Be it calendars, civic meetings, city council meetings, etc.. the data, the minutes, everything published as an RSS feed. Well structured so it can be used by a blog or an application

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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Subproject: Data Curation Project

On Saturday morning, May 16th, 2009, the City hosted a meeting soliciting input from the community as they re-ignite the CoA website redesign project. It became clear that the technical staff who will be responsible for implementation of the CoA website are enthusiastic fans of making as many data feeds available as possible. However, they are also privy to the realities of the heterogenous and often legacy computing ...more »

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GIS-format data wherever possible

CoA is already doing a lot with GIS (Geographic Information Systems, IE digital mapping and layering w/ location-specific data); they could do more and make much more available to the public, especially regarding environmental and planning data.

For endless ideas, see http://www.gis.com/index.html & http://www.esri.com/technology_trends/index.html.

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2 votes
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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Use Drupal

Use Drupal: http://drupal.org/

It's simple.

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-2 votes
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Campaign: Content/Information Architecture

Socially Organized Meta-Information Portal

Clearly, the CoA website needs to provide access to information and services sourced by CoA. However, there is no need to replicate information that is available elsewhere. The CoA website should serve as a centralized portal, aggregator, rebroadcaster & directory of information sources (not specific external content). Owners of the information sources should be able to self-register. CoA users should be able to tag, ...more »

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more info about environmental impacts

i'd like to see easy access to envision central tx, austin energy, austin water conservation, austin watershed protection, city solid waste services, and etc -- on per capita eco impacts reporting. . .

 

obviously there are load studies and reports done in order to scale services.

 

why not share that with us citizens, so we can self monitor a bit more?

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