Michael Lawrence Evans2011 Fellow

Michael Lawrence Evans is a web developer from Mountain View, CA. As a self-taught open source programmer, he has focused on data visualization and GIS systems with projects such as NYC Graffiti Snapshot, which helps users explore graffiti trends with interactive maps and charts, and SF Crime Snapshot, a combination of heat maps and street maps illustrating crime density in San Francisco. He earned a BS in Physical Chemistry from UCLA in 2005.

Posts by Michael Lawrence

Open311 at Code for America

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We’re deeply committed to Open311 — an interoperable standard that allows developers to seamlessly interact with 311 systems across the nation. 311 is an increasingly popular communication system for cities to enable citizen issue reporting. Open311 is an attempt to …

Michael Lawrence Evans: Why I’m Coding for America

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I’ve been amazed by how useful municipal data can be. I’ve also been surprised by the disorganization of city data. When data is disorganized or inaccessible, cities become less transparent. Residents lose the benefits that the data and data-driven applications …