Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use
When the General Services Administration's 18F unveiled the Analytics.USA.gov dashboard for federal website traffic, it also posted the code on GitHub. Now the Philadelphia city government has put that open-source project to use for its own sites with analytics.phila.gov.
In an April 20 blog post announcing the launch, City of Philadelphia Data Scientist Lauren Ancona called the new site a "first attempt to capture a 'big picture' website report card in Philadelphia, and it’s still a rough draft. There are currently almost 30 offices or agencies included in the reporting, with around 25 still to add, as well as several non-phila.gov domains."
The dashboard relies on Google analytics, and is a static website that, for the federal-government version, lives in Amazon S3 cloud storage and is served up via Amazon Cloudfront. 18F published an explanation of the project's technical underpinnings in March.
Posted by GCN Staff on Apr 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM