Dec 16

Web Trends – Mashups for Citizens and Governments

A Mashup generally combines data into a visual presentation (read more about definition here).

An interesting mashup on is one showing distribution of ethnic groups in North America.  It used local data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009 and turned it into an interesting visual tool that you can scroll through and zoom into see specific neighborhoods.

Here’s a list of the 10 best mashups on the web

Mashups and Government

Mashups are currently being developed and used by agencies as diverse as Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the California Health Care Foundatation (CHCF), and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). (source: Programmableweb )

Click here to see a directory of mashups used by government agencies


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