Transforming Open Data into Insights

Posted on March 27, 2019

On March 6, 2019, Data Clinic hosted “How Open Data Can Help Us Reimagine NYC Neighborhoods” at Two Sigma’s New York headquarters as part of NYC Open Data Week. Video of the event is available below.

Data Clinic highlights the role that corporate data philanthropy initiatives can play in bridging the divide between open data and actionable insights through the lens of NewerHoods, an interactive web-based tool. By combining multiple NYC open data sources, NewerHoods generates localized features and uses machine learning clustering models based on the user’s interests to redefine the shape of NYC neighborhoods. The ultimate goal is to allow users to upload additional data—either open or their own—into the model to understand their communities through relevant, meaningful perspectives.