Students analyzed around 1.5 million crime records from 2003-2012 that the City of San Francisco has made publicly available and overlaid additional data sets (location of liquor stores, presence of graffiti, presence of a police precinct in the neighborhood) to get a more comprehensive picture of crime in San Francisco.
Making Government Data Open Source With Alohomora. In a world where the IRS can tell your income down to the last penny, and even Goodwill keeps track of your battered paperback donations on an iPad, is it any wonder that the government is both one of the largest consumers and one of the largest suppliers of raw data in the land?
Increasingly, organizations within the government are discovering how Big Data can improve their operations as well as the lives of citizens, and taking steps to realize its potential.
In 2007, I was in absolute bliss. Recently graduated from high school and off to start my first year in college. I’ll remember it as the year I finally felt like I grew up, I wouldn’t have to share a …
SAP Urban Matters initiative provides cities with smart software solutions to help them achieve the five basic components of best-run cities.
The Bureau is experimenting with new ways to present US census information after it’s collected.
Smart cities like Rio de Janeiro are integrating intelligence into their administration to run better by making “dumb, rude, and dirty” traits of the past.
Bring your own credential — SecureKey offers a way to store security tokens in the cloud so they are encrypted and a user can access them to share with a site, without exposing the actual security information.
By Deepak Singh With the April 15 tax deadline this month, and continuing debate about tax levels, most of the attention recently has been on state and federal revenues. Yet the spending side of the equation also deserves attention. For …
Ever since my first visit to Rio years ago when I used to jog along Leblon admiring the view, I’ve been struck by the legendary beauty of this beachfront city. Now, it’s the city’s new intelligence that takes my breath away