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    Published on 22 Feb 2013 7:00 AM
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    1. Information Technology
    2. Transportation
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    StreetMix is an interactive Web-based street cross-section builder, created as a labs project by a group of 2013 Code for America fellows. ...
    Published on 07 Dec 2011 7:00 AM
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    2. Planning Practice
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    The American Planning Association Utah Chapter Web site hosts the archive of Planning Monthly Webcasts, which includes over 100 planning-related webcasts, including several eligible for AICP distance education CM credit. Despite the name, new webcasts may be presented as frequently as every week; the site includes a schedule of upcoming webcasts. ...
    Published on 06 Dec 2011 7:00 AM
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    1. Geography / Geospatial
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    OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The maps are created using data from portable GPS devices, aerial photography, other free sources or simply from local knowledge. Both rendered images and the vector dataset are available for download under a Creative Commons licence.

    OpenStreetMap coverage often includes features not found on other online maps, such as municipal boundaries, individual buildings, recreational trails, and abandoned railroad and interurban rights-of-way,
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    by Published on 11 Nov 2011 7:00 AM
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    For the past 20 years, mobile phones have become more and more common in office places all over the world. In the past handful of year with the advent of the iPad, technology has taken hold of how we do business daily. Applications (Apps) for mobile phones, the iPad, and all the other similar devices are helping to pave the way for a more integrated public process between planners and the community.

    With so many residents or clients having mobile phones and iPads, there are numerous apps that can help them interact with your department; help you gather data on them; and help your community project a certain aura. Below you will find ten categories of apps with some of the best examples of the group concept listed. These apps vary in price, but all do one thing very well move the planning process forward and into the 21st Century. ...
    Published on 03 Nov 2011 7:00 AM
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    1. Geography / Geospatial
    2. Information Technology

    Colorbrewer is an online tool designed to help with the selection of color schemes for maps and other graphics. It's quite useful if you need to find distinct but complementary shades of the same color for zoning and land use maps, GIS projects, and the like. ...