Hack Jersey is a group of journalists and developers working on innovative open source, news public data projects. We're working on a series of tools and data sets to help improve journalism and information in the Garden State.
We've been collecting monthly crime data from the New Jersey State Police for years. Now we're converting crusty PDFs into data that you can use.
For several years we operated a boundary service that would allow developers to access important information about geographic spaces — think school zones, Congressional districts and municipalities — in New Jersey. Now we're rebuiding the boundary service to make it more robust and useful for years to come.
We welcome contributions to our data and code projects from the open source community, in New Jersey and around the world. Want to help us out?