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OpenBlock is a web application that displays "hyper-local news": things that are happening right on your block and around the corner.
OpenBlock can also be used as a service providing a REST API, feeds, and custom widgets for integration with your existing systems.
Any kind of data that has both a location and a date could be displayed by an openblock site. Typical examples include: local police reports, news articles mentioning local places, restaurant inspections, etc.
The best way to understand what OpenBlock can do is to see it in action. Check out the demo at demo.openblockproject.org.
See the install instructions at http://openblockproject.org/docs/
For system-specific requirements, see Installation requirements.
Read the Feature List.
Learn more about the Data needed to run OpenBlock
Project Homepage: http://openblockproject.org
Chat: #openblock on irc.freenode.net
OpenBlock is a fork of the open-source code originally created for Everyblock.com by Adrian Holovaty and others. While the original developers are continuing everyblock.com as a commercial project, OpenBlock has been spun off as a fully free/open-source (GPL v3) project.
For more information, see openblockproject.org