Category: News

CirculatorBuddy – A Real-Time Transit Map for Baltimore’s Charm City Circulator

We recently released CirculatorBuddy, a website that maps the locations of Charm City Circulator Buses in real time.  The site is intended to help Circulator riders plan their departures from home and work. The site pulls GPS coordinates from the Circulator’s publicly available feed, and plots them on the map.  The bus markers are then updated and animated every few seconds or so. As a website, mobile users can quickly load CirculatorBuddy on the go for a quick glance at the bus locations without downloading an app. CirculatorBuddy is available at www.circulatorbuddy.com.    

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GIS Animation: Baltimore City Income vs. Density

This animation shows Income and Density in the Baltimore MSA using 2010 Census Data. Each census tract is elevated above the surface of the map according to its population density, and color coded based on its median household income. Baltimore is representative of a monocentric city, showing a highly dense urban core surrounded by pockets of medium density and mostly low density in the surrounding suburbs. The income color-coding shows how the poorest areas are the most densely populated, and vice versa. Median Income Range: $9412-$196250 Density Range: 38 persons/sq.mi. – 35,078 persons/sq.mi.  

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Order from Chaos

Here’s a nice photo of a switch/patch panel installation we completed for a mid-size client.  The rest of the rack belongs to another company, but our section is squeaky-clean.

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A New Addition to the Fleet

We’ve added another vehicle to the fleet! Our friends over at Sign-A-Rama Federal Hill did an outstanding job applying Vinyl Lettering to our new Honda Element.  We’ve also used Sign-A-Rama’s professionally-installed vinyl lettering on our shop windows, and they were an excellent resource for the all-metal sign above our entrance.

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Charm City Networks has a Beautiful New Sign!

If you drive by our office and repair shop at 1414 Key Highway, you will notice a beautiful new sign above the storefront.  The all-metal sign was produced by Gemini, and purchased through Sign-a-rama in Federal Hill.

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CCN’s New Website Design is Live!

Charm City Networks’ website has a new look and feel!  The new design includes a javascript based slider, enhanced navigation, techblog, news, convenient affiliate links, and more.  It also includes integration to CCN’s Twitter and Facebook pages! Please let us know your thoughts on the new design, and remember that we are available for website design or enhancements for your organization using the WordPress content management system.

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Repair Shop Manager

We are currently seeking a manager for the retail shop operation at 1414 Key Highway. Applicants should have a solid foundation of general computer repair skills including virus removal, system rebuilds, general troubleshooting, soldering connectors, etc. Computer repair skills are the foundation, but the key to success in this job is communication with customers, sales, and organization of shop time and resources. The applicant will also be engaged in selling Clear wireless internet and other services. Experience in retail sales/management is preferable. Compensation will be a below average base wage with considerable commissions or profit sharing based on the performance of the shop.

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Charm City Networks is a certified MBE

Effective October 2009, Charm City Networks was granted MBE status by the Maryland Department of Transportation. CCN was also granted MBE status by the City of Baltimore in 2008, and is currently awaiting approval as an 8A business development program at the Small Business Administration.

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Key Highway Repair Shop Open for Business

Charm City Networks is pleased to announce a move into a new office/shop space in South Baltimore!  We’ll have up shop at 1414 Key Highway, and are providing PC tune-ups, upgrades and repairs, computer parts, networking equipment and more.   We accept credit cards, and can turn most PCs around in less than 24 hours. Please call for specific hours or weekend appointments.

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Web Hosting and Domains

Charm City Networks uses hostmonster.com for our web hosting. We have found them to be reliable and their interface is very easy to use. Thinking about making your own website? Click here to get your own web hosting or domain. If you need help, you can always contact us!

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