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American Community Finder / Builder

Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area).

By mashing these two APIs (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/, http://www.census.gov/developers/data/) together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system.

In this example application, it is assumed the community builder is a proponent of ‘Asset Based Community Development’ and is seeking to find groups upon which to build to improve communities that have high rates of poverty.

I welcome any collaborators to make this rough concept better by making it your own.

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Submitted by logan.t.powell 11 months ago

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  1. am very interested in APIs for ABCD. am looking for a way to develop an API for keeping commerce within the neighborhood by connecting individuals for pd/bartered/volunteered labor

    5 months ago
  2. logan.t.powell Idea Submitter

    Hi Karen!

    Just let me know if you wanna chat about your idea. I will do what I can to connect you to the right people to help you :)

    logan.t.powell@census.gov

    5 months ago