The apps listed below were developed without data sets in machine readable form. They show some of the possible application of Open Data in our city. For a list of open data applications from other Canadian and international jurisdictions please check out Open Data Links, a service of VisibleGovernment.ca.
LondonTrash was the result of a multi-discpline hackathon. The group consisted of developers, graphic artists, data entry, technical support, gophers and tag-alongs. Over the course of a weekend, this app was developed that accepts your address, matches it to your collection zone and tells you in plain English when the next pick up date will be.
A local web design and development firm developed EatSure.ca to demonstrate an alternative method of displaying restaurant inspection data made available by the Middlesex London Health Unit’s Inspection Disclosure Site. Data was obtained by “scraping” data from the frontend of the existing site.
In the spring of 2010 the City of London passed a bylaw to allow overnight parking, included in the bylaw was a clause allowing streets to opt out and disallow overnight parking on their streets. A local student plotted the street exemption list on Google Maps to demonstrate a bias against the students of local post-secondary educational institutions.