Back before the Station North Arts & Entertainment District in Baltimore had a budget or staff, it fell to the Executive Board (and yours truly) to create the community organization’s first website. Although published in 2003, the site had multimedia menus, interactive maps of street art, and photo galleries.
Smart, Green & Growing Web Portal
This was the original family of websites bundled as green.maryland.gov. It is the state’s online hub for all things environmental, and includes interactive GIS maps showing land preservation, agricultural initiatives, bay and stream health. The BayStat program was a big part of this group, which also included: Marylanders Plant Trees Marylanders Grow Oysters Stream Health […]
This was Maryland’s online portal from 2009-2013. It was also the prototype for executive agency web development during the same period. Maryland.gov was a sharepoint deployment. See also 2009 Agency Template >
Baltimore City Web Portal
Launched in 2001, BaltimoreCity.gov was the city’s first unified web portal to aggregate all municipal information online. It included cross-departmental directories of city services, neighborhood information, and department officials. The goal in 2001 was easy access to information and unprecedented government transparency. The following year, BaltimoreCity.gov was ranked tops among “Best Local Government Sites” by […]
Baltimore ranks first again, as confirmed by Governing Magazine’s May 2002 issue. Governing Magazine, May 2002
Best of the Web
According to Yahoo! Internet Life’s “Best and Worst” issue, released in May, 2002.