Test Scores For Economically Disadvantaged Students

The Challenge California’s Department of Education provides a rich store of data, and the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress were no exception. After the results were released, local educators wanted to know how schools and districts in San Diego county performed, with a special emphasis on high-poverty schools. The Solution After loading the 2015 … Read more

Analyze Street Sweeping GPS Data

When Wendy Fry, a reporter with NBC 7 San Diego, requested data for a story about street sweeping, the city sent her a dump from their dispatch system’s GPS logs, a dozen files with several million records. Civic Knowledge, working under its nonprofit San Diego Regional Data Library, processed the records to determine which streets … Read more


The Challenge As part of it’s “Free The Data” program, the California Health Care Foundation sponsors projects to make health data more available, including the HealthData+ project, which gives county health departments a platform for telling data-based stories. Although a commercial tool, LiveStories, could handle the story telling component, the system still required dataset that … Read more