#openimpact — Food Inspection Forecasting

(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)

There are over 15,000 food establishments across the City of Chicago that are subject to sanitation inspections by the Department of Public Health. Three dozen inspectors are responsible for checking these establishments, which means one inspector is responsible for nearly 470 food establishments. The Department of Public Health has systematically collected the results of nearly 100,000 sanitation inspections; meanwhile, other city departments have collected data on 311 complaints, business characteristics, and other information. With this information, the city’s advanced analytics team and Department of Public Health teamed up to forecast food establishments that are most likely to have critical violations so that they may be inspected first. The result is that food establishments with critical violations are more likely to be discovered earlier by the Department of Public Health’s inspectors.
Continue reading

You might also like:

Replication Framework (V1.0)

 

slidex1

Source: flickr

The mission of DataLook is to encourage and simplify the replication of data-driven projects for social good. How can we live up to our mission? One of the things we are having in mind is to identify and structure important project attributes. You can call the result of this exercise “framework”, “meta model”, “blueprint” or “template”. Right now we are going with replication framework.

Continue reading

#openimpact — Link-SF

link_sf

Source: flickr

(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)

Link-SF is San Francisco’s first mobile-optimized website that connects homeless and low-income residents with critical and life-saving resources nearby. Focusing on basic services such as food, shelter, medical care, hygiene services, and technology access, Link-SF utilizes cutting-edge technology to stream the most up-to-date information to the people who need it most. Link-SF was designed with three user groups in mind: 1) A growing population of low-income San Franciscans who rely on mobile technology to meet their basic needs, 2) Service providers who can use the most real-time data to direct clients in need, and 3) Everyday people who can use this information as a way to help refer San Francisco’s homeless population to a social service agency nearby.
Continue reading

#openimpact — Project Shortlist

Out of the 250+ projects we have been collecting on datalook.io over the past year, we have curated a shortlist of the most impressive reusable data-driven projects for social good. Help us to maximize replications during the #openimpact marathon until August 31st, 2015.

Continue reading

You might also like:

DataLook

Welcome to the DataLook Blog! We publish articles about all things related to data-driven projects for social good. Read more about us here and follow us on Twitter.