RESTON, VA – Qlarion, a leader in data-driven government solutions for federal, state, and local governments, has announced the release of its newest citizen engagement app, Neighborhood Insight™. The app runs on Socrata’s open data platform, and is available today through Socrata’s App Marketplace.
Neighborhood Insight™ is an online visual analytics tool that allows members of the public to see valuable information about neighborhoods in their city or county. The app harnesses open data about local properties—crime reports, code violations, sanitation requests, noise complaints, landlord complaints, city maintenance requests, etc.—in an interactive map, so users can browse through neighborhoods and learn about the conditions of specific areas. Armed with this data, residents can make smarter decisions about housing and businesses can select the best location to set up shop. Citizens can also explore areas of town they’re not familiar with in order to vet neighborhoods of daycares, schools, restaurants, and shops. Prospective residents—college students or relocating professionals, for example—can use the app to narrow housing choices prior to relocation.
“We’ve had tremendous interest from our customer base, particularly Cities and Counties, in an app to help citizens understand what’s happening in a particular neighborhood,” said Adam Roy, Qlarion’s Chief Technology Officer. ”We built Neighborhood Insight to fill this need through simple and insightful visualizations. We are particularly excited to be launching this app on the Socrata Marketplace, making it easily accessible to hundreds of State & Local customers nationwide.”
Neighborhood Insight is available to customers today through Socrata’s App Marketplace. Launched in fall of 2014, the App Marketplace helps government buyers explore and purchase the citizen engagement applications from leading developers and solutions providers.
Neighborhood Insight, along with Permit Insight and Snow Storm Insight launched earlier this year, are the public-facing components of Qlarion Community Center, a suite of solutions for state and local governments.