Don’t Shoot Me, I’m just the GIS Programmer!!!

Posted: November 8, 2012 in Bidness, Politricks

In an attempt to, perhaps, make their web site more fun, Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections department has created online interactive maps.  But it seems their GIS programmers may have gotten a little carried away with some of the online data.  Gun owners did not like their names and addresses popping up next to a gun icon on a map and may sue the city.  (Though there is some evidence these are not exactly the folks we want exercising their 2nd Amendment rights in the neighborhood…)

Putting all that extra info on their maps is really quite industrious for a department that some city officials think is not even doing what they’re supposed to.  And a searchable map with pertinent data does provide a service to citizens.  Let’s just hope they’ve cleaned up any other  inappropriate or embarrassing data points…



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