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At last night's city council meeting, the councilors present approved a new set of boundaries for our city's council (and school board) districts. The final version does need two more votes and hearings at subsequent meetings but it looks like this is our new future- not big changes overall, but a few important improvements.
We have been reading the interesting series of articles published by Oakland Local about gentrification in Oakland and thought it might be nice to have a map that shows the ethnic composition of our neighborhoods. This map uses a measure of diversity that indicates how proportional is the representation of different ethnic and race groups by population. The index measures from 0 to 100. A zero means that one group accounts for all of the population in that area while a 100 means that each group has an equal population within that area. Although this map focuses on Oakland, zoom back a little and compare how diverse Oakland is to the rest of the Bay.
The data in this map and the calculations were performed by ESRI and is their property to share.
The Open Data movement has brought free and easy access to a tremendous amount of government data for all those with a computer and internet connection. Here we present an example of one use of newly opened Alameda County Sheriff's crime data at (www.data.acgov.org).
Did you think your postman/woman just delivered your mail? Wrong. They happen to be a rather awesome real-time crowd sourcing force for public data! When your mail is delivered and you turn out to not be there, and this keeps happening for a month, or for three months, your responsive public servants take note of this, it goes into a big database and gets spat out courtesy of HUD in a tract level file. It also happens to track business vacancies. Check it out below.