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Where the tree falls are in Boston

Data compiled from citizen reports to the Mayor's Hotline and Citizen Connect for Oct 23-24. Click on a dot or scroll through the list under the map for details. Map may take a moment to come up.

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I was really shocked at seeing no homes hurricane proof/taped windows and the like. The wind seem to be 60-70mph not the reported 30-40mph.

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I was surprised that the power was on and school was open.

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https://data.cityofboston.gov/City-Services/Tree-reports-from-Oct-2014-N...

at work, I have been an eye on the geekery that goes on at the city data mining centre and the map is just awsum! Ive subscribed to all the filters, maps and geekery that goes on regarding the new website -- it is just amay----zing! One year ago, we had no way to find permits/violations/ ISD stuff at 1010MassAve.. and now its just great how folks use this data/map! So clevah!

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This guy! :-). The map above is just an embedded version of the map you found on the city site - same exact data.

As you noticed, you can do some interesting stuff with all the data the city's now pumping out through its data portal, such as creating maps that show only certain types of citizen reports. In this case, this morning, I called up the citizen-reports data set, filtered it for "tree emergencies" and set the dates to yesterday and today and voila!

To save a map or filtered data-set (for example, to embed a version on a Web page), you'll need an account with Socrata, the company the city uses to make the data public, but it's free.

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I spent a fair amount of time playing with that map - so impressed!! Thanks for taking the time to pull it together. More maps to follow....maybe one that summarizes rodent reports? (Well, maybe not now that I think of it...!)

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Somebody (can't remember who, alas) actually did that three or four months ago.

Me, I want to do dead skunks in the middle of the road, but the data exposed through the API doesn't include the notes for each complaint, which is where the species of dead animal is noted (I actually exchanged some e-mail with somebody at the city about this - the issue is how to scrub the notes of any sensitive data, for example, the specific apartment numbers of people who make landlord complaints).

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... has the strongest trees or fewest concerned citizens - you decide.

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Or Hyde Park has the least use of CC. Calls to 911 about downed trees do not appear on the map.

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