The Dirt is a map that allows users to find condominium developments in the City of Toronto. The map allows people to look at building renderings, images, reviews and information about new developments, all in one place. The tool allows people to examine information about condo developments, as well as contribute photos, comments and other feedback about the development.
Interestingly, the application was built out of a need for a development information. The developers note that, “we founded Dirt because we were frustrated that so much of the real estate information we wanted was restricted, fragmented all across the web, or entirely unavailable.” One could say that this is an open data initiative.
The tool uses MapBox tiles and a set of custom pointers to visualize the locations of developments.