JD Supra: Pennsylvania Superior Court Adopts New Standard for Social Media Evidence

JD Supra: Pennsylvania Superior Court Adopts New Standard for Social Media Evidence. “In Commonwealth v. Mangel, 2018 WL 1322179 (March 15, 2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court adopted a standard for authenticating social media posts under Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 901. The Court held that ‘the proponent of social media evidence must present direct or circumstantial evidence that tends to corroborate the identity of the author of the communication in question, such as testimony from the person who sent or received the communication, or contextual clues in the communication tending to reveal the identity of the sender.'”

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Two Penn alumni launch VOHTE — a ‘one-stop shop’ for voters to get info on all candidates

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Two Penn alumni launch VOHTE — a ‘one-stop shop’ for voters to get info on all candidates. “2014 Wharton graduate Sean Danowski and 2014 Penn Law graduate Dafan Zhang recently launched VOHTE — a mobile-friendly website that will act as a resource for Pennsylvania voters looking to learn more about candidates in their district. Zhang said he came up with the idea for VOHTE after running for State House in 2014 while simultaneously studying at Penn Law. Zhang, who said he did not have a large campaign fund, ended up losing the election, and said in an interview with The Daily Pennsylvania that he saw his inability to reach voters as a systematic problem.”

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation: Sharing PA-SHARE

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation: Sharing PA-SHARE. “Over its 50 years of operation, the PA State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) has produced and received a large and varied quantity of archival materials. This includes Environmental Review files, more than 13,000 archaeology and above ground survey reports, 165,000 historic and archaeological resource forms, National Register nominations, tax credit applications, and more that amounts to millions of pages of paper documents and photographs.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled. “The Wolf administration has created a new state website designed as a resource for older Pennsylvanians and younger ones with disabilities to learn about available home and community services that could assist them. The Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website… provides information on a range of potential help, with users able to home in on what’s available in their particular county.”

Curbed Philadelphia: New Atlas tool has everything you need to know about Philly properties

Curbed Philadelphia: New Atlas tool has everything you need to know about Philly properties. “Searching for homes and vacant lots in Philly is about to get a whole lot easier with the launch of Atlas, a new online mapping tool that pools nearly every bit of information about one property into one place…. Atlas now compiles everything one needs to know about a single address into one comprehensive database, including deed information, permits, 311 data, crime statistics, zoning appeals, and the registered community organization (RCO) that’s associated with that property. It also includes historic imagery of the site, dating as far back as 1860.”

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation: Datasets on PA Historical Markers and Agriculture Now Online

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation: Datasets on PA Historical Markers and Agriculture Now Online. “The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is pleased to announce the recent addition of two datasets to OpenDataPA: Pennsylvania Historical Markers and the 1850 Agricultural Production in Pennsylvania. Wondering what datasets and open data have to do with the PA SHPO? Lots, apparently.”

Philly Voice: Philly becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails on Google Street View

Philly Voice: Philly becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails on Google Street View. “After a yearlong process covering more than 400 miles, Philadelphia is officially the first city in the United States to have its urban trail system mapped on Google Street View, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Parks & Recreation announced Wednesday.”