At the direction of the Committee Chair, Senator John Carona, the Committee implemented a proof of concept to make state data more available and understandable using formats such as Google Fusion intensity maps. Our proof of concept interactive map showed permits issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on a county-level basis. Using data supplied by the TABC, the map provided county-level information on the types and numbers of permits issued and active. Developing the map required requesting and receiving the data, locating a polygon set that matched the county outlines, and creating and linking a Google Fusion table. The resulting map is no longer available. The Committee appreciates Matt Stiles for his help in this effort.
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