FOSS4G 2023

Many Data Sources, One Web Map: Data cleaning and optimization with FOSS
06-29, 10:30–11:00 (Europe/Tirane), UBT D / N115 - Second Floor

The Long Island Zoning Atlas is an interactive web map that displays zoning data, public services, and demographic data for municipalities all across Long Island excluding New York City. The app focuses on statistics that help affordable housing advocates plan housing projects. This year we rebuilt the Long Island Zoning Atlas using our new FOSS stack. The project presented a problem very common to GIS projects: transforming data from many different sources, in this cases towns. We were given the data in many different formats and needed to transform it all into clean, usable data which is organized to our needs and renders quickly and efficiently on the web.

Will Field is a Senior Application Developer at the Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. He received his B.A. from Bard College and Masters degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. He develops software and infrastructure for the Mapping Service's projects focusing on civic engagement and public New York City resources.