January 25, 2013 By News Staff
Using data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, public radio station WNYC has mapped the names, addresses and breeds of nearly 100,000 canines in the city -- not only the popular breeds in each neighborhood, but also the most popular names.
Out of almost 100,000 registered dogs in the city, the most common breed in town is a mutt; the most popular name is Max, WNYC reported. And in the Upper West Side, SoHo, the West Village and Park Slope, Labradors are the most popular purebred dogs.
In researching to map breed and name information, the news outlet was told that only about one out of five dogs in New York City has been registered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which runs the dog licensing program -- a penalty that results in a summons and a $200 fine.
The interactive map is below.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.