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Story: Prior to the SXSW festival in Austin, I noticed that the street closings info on the city web site was not conveyed in a mobile-friendly format, also only displayed in pdf's. Emily suggested creating a Google Custom map, which I did using the closings listed on the city's site. The city updated their online press release with the embedded map, which got about 4,000 views. After the event, I tried to use the map as an example of why the city should release their street closings and special events road closings data in a machine-friendly format, or at all. Those efforts are pending. http://bit.ly/sxstreets

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