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Big Data Goes Hyperlocal with Block Avenue

Block Avenue, Apps, Practice of Architecture, Architecture Block Avenue, Apps, Practice of Architecture, Architecture
Evelyn Lee
  • On 2013/05/07
  • http://www.evelynlee.com

Big Data is going hyper local with the launch of the new beta site, BlockAvenue. A start-up based in downtown Boston, BlockAvenue breaks down information into Thomas Guide bite sized information, or blocks.

The hyper local information comes from a variety of different sources including census data, transit information, crime statistics, sex offender registries, but goes one step further by pulling geo-located updates from sites like Facebook, FourSquare, Twitter, and more. The information is then run through various different algorithms and assigned a grade, A through F giving viewers an immediate snapshot of a city block.

We are painting a story about this location and what’s going on, and whether it is trending in a positive or negative direction.

~ Founder Tony Longo

The website is currently in beta, but the mobile app is expected to launch before the end of the month.

+ BlockAvenue