After nearly a year, Hack Tyler is no longer a one-man show. Other fellow muckrakers are working to make this city better, and weirder too.
Property tax data is publicly accessible but not easily available. A new data source made an interactive map possible.
Tyler Sirens, a new app from Christopher Groskopf's Hack Tyler project, puts police reports on a map in close to real time.
Walking Tyler, Texas is tough. But this map should make it a little bit easier by highlighting sidewalks.
Dense clusters of mixed race frequently indicate group quarters, such as the Smith County jail, or student housing on the UT Tyler campus
The "Summary File 1" batch of census data for Texas will be released sometime soon, providing further insight into the place and its people
Tyler on Time, the first app to come out of Christopher Groskopf's attempt to free the data in this Texas town, helps people get around
It's not enough that governments produce legally accessible data. In order for data to be truly public it must be open and obvious.
In the latest installment in Christopher Groskopf's attempt to open up the data of the small town in Texas to which he's moving, the hacker sets his sights on public transit systems
Either because of Texas' Public Information Law or Texas culture, the state has more data made public by default than others
Tyler has information that could be freed. Tyler has government that could be opened. And now, for the first time, Tyler has a hacker.