The City of Macon partnered with Code for America to further their goals of openness and strengthen the avenues for connection between Macon's citizens and their government.
Funded by the Knight Foundation and led by city partnered Amanda Deaton, fellows Nicholas Doiron, Jessica Lord and Zach Williams began their 2012 fellowship year to further Macon's goals of openness and strengthen the avenues for connection between Macon's citizens and their government.
One project the fellows took on was the visualization of Macon's transit systems. While the city offered public data on bus arrivals for major stops, it did not offer information on all stop arrivals. The fellows built an interactive map complete with these times, color coded bus routes and major landmarks. Still used by the Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority, The Systems Map continues to serve the people of Macon.
Fellows also built a budget and project visualization tool called See Penny Work offering city staff a chance to build cleaner and more user-friendly charts and graphs. The tool pulls information from a Google Spreadsheet into a WordPress page and allows that information to be presented as various charts, maps, tablets, photos and blog posts. The Macon project remains live at Splost.herokuapp.com and is the tool itself is available for download at SeePennyWork.in.