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In a pghsnap, learn everything about 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods

The city of Pittsburgh has launched a tech savvy website with a virtual mountain of information on 90 city neighborhoods.

And it's a snap to use.

Download PGHSNAP and you'll find an interactive PDF that functions like a computer app. Two links, assets profile and action planning, offer two areas to explore. Assets profile presents information on the 90 neighborhoods, everything from historic assets to building conditions and investment indicators to public art; action planning provides an analysis of selected housing and demographic indicators.

"You can't possibly know where you're going if you don't know where you are," says Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in a press statement. "What we're launching today represents a big step toward providing the public with comprehensive and easy to access information that will help them make smarter decisions on how to best plan for their neighborhood."

The data and maps are a virtual snapshot that will prove handy to everyone--community organizations, residents, investors and real estate agents. Compiled by the Department of City Planning (DCP), the project strives to make city government more efficient, cost effective and tech friendly.

PGHSNAP also works in tandem with PLANPGH, the citywide comprehensive plan in progress, and PGHGIS, the city's new interactive online mapping service. Data is also drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau and city/ county departments and agencies.

The DCP received $100,000 from the Department of Community and Economic Development for data collection.

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Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, City of Pittsburgh

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