Geo:Code 2.0

Geo code 2

from March 5 at 9:00am to March 6 at 5:00pm

Geo:Code is back! Join Open Twin Cities and a huge list of Twin Cities counties, cities, and organizations for a metro-wide civic tech event. Share your ideas, your experiences, and your creativity. Work with residents and government employees on creating a more accessible government. Take part in International Open Data Day, and Code for America's CodeAcross. Have fun, learn something new, meet people, and help your local community.

This event is free and for everybody. We're calling all people of all backgrounds with all skills. This event is not only for technologists. It does not matter what it is you do, you have something wonderful to contribute. And you can get started right now by Registering, then submitting an idea for an issue to focus on or a project to work on below.

Want to know about last year's inaugural Geo:Code? Check out this recap video to get started. You can also learn more about the projects that were worked on last year, and about the Accessibility Service Design pre-event held last year.

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Proposed Project Ideas

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Develop Prosperity and Opportunity Indicators

Matt Koukolabout 1 year ago

PLEASE NOTE: This project description has been revised/expanded since initial posting.Project Title: Develop Prosperity and Opportunity Indicators for Ramsey County: Indicators that show cur...

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Regional Bike Facility Application

Nate Kabatabout 1 year ago
Boyd Johnson

 This would build upon the work done for Hennepin County at last year’s GeoJam to include a regional view of the available bicycle facilities in the seven-county Twin Cities region. Carver County a...

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Collaborative Road Construction and Closures with Private Sector/Open Source Map App Integration

Perry Clarkabout 1 year ago

Many governmental units in Minnesota have open road construction and closure data, the data is disparate, difficult to access, have a dissimilar data structure, and is not consumed by the private...

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Heat-maps of how home prices have changed over time across the metro

David Arbitabout 1 year ago

I have 2003-2015 home price data for every city, township and neighborhood in the 13-county Twin Cities metro.  Mapping hot and cold spots for home prices can help municipal, county and regional (M...

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Facilitate the creation of walking tours with Story Maps

Michael Altmannabout 1 year ago

ESRI (the company that makes ArcGIS) has a tool called Story Map that could be used to create walking tours and history projects.  Story Maps are a good tool for creating visual stories about a loc...

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3 Like 4 Help 1 comments

Mapping Noise & Light Pollution

Jacob Krokumabout 1 year ago

The Twin Cities metro area provides many amenities, but they often come at the cost of peace and quiet. Pockets of serenity do exist, but they're few and far between. A heat map that demonstrated t...

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Service Design in Gov Playbook

Laura Andersenabout 1 year ago

How can we accelerate government adoption of human-centered design principles? Service Design is a methodology and toolkit used around the world to improve government service delivery. Usage is les...

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Free Public Internet in Minnesota

Chad Fennellabout 1 year ago

Free Public Internet in Minnesota

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Collaborative Road Construction and Closures with Private Sector/Open Source Map App Integration _

Perry Clarkabout 1 year ago

Many governmental units in Minnesota have open road construction and closure data, the data is disparate, difficult to access, have a dissimilar data structure, and is not consumed by the private s...

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Groundwater Resources Application

Nate Kabatabout 1 year ago

MNDNR has been working to complete County Geologic Atlases for all Counties in the state of Minnesota to evaluate the bedrock geology and aquifer availability. Although not all County projects ha...

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Metro Area Water Trails Application

charliesawdey@hotmail.comabout 1 year ago

I would like to develop a metro water trails app. MN DNR has dedicated several sections of rivers across the state as “state” water trails. The metro area water trail application would scale this...

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The Nile Of The North-The Village of North Minneapolis-a green vision of economic & ecological vitality.

Michael Chaneyabout 1 year ago

I want to create a web site or app that identifies food system partners in a local food network. North Minneapolis is doing some exciting things around the creation of a sustainable  local food mov...

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Fresh Food Access

Jared Walhoweabout 1 year ago

1 in 10 households in Minnesotans are food insecure and over 9,000 individuals visit a food shelf each day. Energy dense, nutrient poor foods (high in fat and salt) are readily available while fres...

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Easy to Use Permitting Application

Kathy DeKreyabout 1 year ago
Jim Bystrom

So many residents, business, and community groups so often want to do something outside to simply celebrate or gather, but find that the permitting process to be overwhelming. We propose that the...

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Move OMG Transit to AWS

Bill Busheyabout 1 year ago

As some of you may know, omgtransit.com is hosted via web hosting that has been donated to Open Twin Cities. Currently, it is running on Digital Ocean, using credits that Digital Ocean has donated ...

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Create a database/repository of public meeting locations

tim@politalk.orgabout 1 year ago

Individuals and organizations are frequently looking for public places to host a meeting, party, class or public event. There are a variety of public and private institutions which have space avail...

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collaborative Neighborhood application

Heritage Parkabout 1 year ago

this would be calendar of neighborhood events and phone numbers of associations driving directions parking and bathroom, using an apt on and iphone or android 

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Compare Commute Times by Modality

Michael Altmannabout 1 year ago

Compare the total travel and cost associated with different travel modalities (walk, bike, bus, drive)This could be used for ad campaigns to increase use of public transportation and to inform urba...

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AED Location Map for HEARTSafe Communities

Paul Burtnessabout 1 year ago
Jim Daniels

Many communities in the metro area participate in the HEARTSafe program, including Apple Valley, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, East Bethel, Savage, Shakopee, and Woodbury (se...

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What do you call this place?

Andrew Dahlabout 1 year ago

Ask 10 different people what neighborhood you're in right now and you'll get 12 different answers. Is this the North Loop or the Warehouse District? Northeast or St. Anthony? Old Highland or Near N...

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Food Recovery Network

Mallory Goggansabout 1 year ago

There is a student group on campus called Food Recovery Network that promotes sustainability on campus by reducing food waste and repurposing that food. The recovered food is all donated to local n...

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SMS Message when I get a parking ticket or my car is towed

Luke Hemkenabout 1 year ago

I just had my car towed this past weekend. I started panicing when I saw a big Ford F150 where my Honda was parked. I thought to myself...I wish there was an opt-in service where I could receive a ...

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Let's Go to College

Brett Grantabout 1 year ago

Research shows that too many students and parents still do not understand what it takes to get into college.Let's design an app that addresses this problem.


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Identify the process and path to requesting new data to be collected.

Karlie Coleabout 1 year ago

There are gaps in data collection. It would be very helpful to have a clearly defined process for requesting that new or additional data points be collected. 


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Is It Plowed?--A way to quickly find out whether or not your street has been plowed in a snow emergency.

Gabe Goldsteinabout 1 year ago

Currently most cities have information about snow emergencies on their websites and sometimes also apps, and send updates via email, text and social channels. So far, most of this information focus...


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Metro Transit SMS bot

Jordan Mogckabout 1 year ago

Users with cellular connectivity can text a bot which will ask simple questions to learn and store data such as most frequent bus routes the associated phone number uses. In subsequent texts, a use...


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Education is the key of success

Farrah Osmanabout 1 year ago


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Who Governs Here?

Michael Altmannabout 1 year ago

The Secretary of State's office has a nice web page that allows the user to specify an address and get information about the associated government officials and polling locations.http://pollfinder....


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Perform analytics on preferred volunteer locations for a non profit

Sukanya Bhatabout 1 year ago

I worked for a non profit which conducted breakfast donations is various orphanages/ home for senior citizens/ home for differently abled people. These were conducted all across a certain city in I...


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Civic Awareness

Michael Manoreabout 1 year ago

HOW MUCH DO WE TRULY UNDERSTAND about the communities in which we live? How much effort do we put into finding and understanding the wealth of data published by our townships, cities, counties…...


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Metro-wide mapping of law enforcement response history

psong10@hotmail.comabout 1 year ago

Create a public, metro-wide map that compiles the following data sets to illustrate law enforcement and sentencing activity based on geographic location:Location of reported incidentDescription of ...


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Can NiceRide usage at a location be predicted by nearby businesses and the demographics of nearby residents?

Michael Altmannabout 1 year ago

If we have a good model of usage, that could be used to predict usage at new locations.  Does the model also explain low usage in the North side and if not, what else is going on there?


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Civic Voice - Connecting People with Local Politics

Luke Hemkenabout 1 year ago

When it comes to representative democracy, Americans live in a land of confusing abundance. You are represented by at least a dozen offices, across a range levels and focus, from the President of t...


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American Community Survey - Opportunity Data

Chad Fennellabout 1 year ago
manderson

American Community Survey - Opportunity Data


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Cedarside Asset App

Chad Fennellabout 1 year ago

Cedarside Asset AppCreate a central platform to get and give personalized arts experience information using existing tools and assets.


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repair the transition from homelessness system

thizzle614about 1 year ago

if you glimpse at a homeless guys blog you can see the problems he outlines in the system flaws.https://thehomelessguy.wordpress.com/it would be nice to not see these current complaints and move on...


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Schedule

March 5th

  • 9am - Doors Open
  • 9:30am - Breakfast and Opening Speakers
  • 10:30am - Ideation
  • 11am - Start Your Projects
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 5pm - Close for the day
March 6th
  • 9am - Doors Open Again | More Project Work time
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 3:30pm - Team Presentations
  • 5pm - Geo:Code 2.0 closes
Usability Testing
Through out March 5th, there will be opportunities to take part in usability testing of existing government websites. On March 6th, there will be opportunities to have your own projects tested for usability.

Workshops
Introductory workshops on technology topics, including LoFi Prototyping, Common Government Datasets, and GIS, will take place on the afternoon of March 5th and morning of March 6th.

Who's attending