The city giveth – the city taketh

Posted by in bdnmb, OpenData

A few months ago, in my quest to find information that City of Brandon could easily be publishing, I came across a map, that included all of the inventory of trees that the city has, including gps coordinates, type, size, etc.


Property Taxes and Arrears

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We all hate them – Taxes!

But I’ve always been curious as to why somebody would not pay them (especially year after year). The City of Brandon provides a list of these properties but they come down in Roll # form.

So I decided to do another quick lunch time hack and display these properties on a map.


Brandon and OpenData

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Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a big data nerd.

A few years ago when the City of Brandon created their open data platform, there was some general excitement (at least from a few of us in town), about our local government finally becoming more transparent.