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School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

By optimizing bus routes with data analysis and mathematical modeling, a school district can save between five and seven percent on the number of buses needed.

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CDC wants better data to manage global communicable diseases

Aviation intelligence data on flight schedules and passengers will help public health analysts understand how global diseases are spread through air travel.

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Making the case for smarter military bases

Military bases can benefit from technology that many American cities have already begun to test.

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How data is helping NYC cut traffic deaths

A new report outlines how data shared across agencies is helping the city meet its Vision Zero goals.

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San Diego preps largest smart city platform

A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.

Fighting asthma with data

Fighting asthma with data

Researchers are helping Chattanooga get more localized measurements of airborne particulates.

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Better security through video analytics

Using computer vision and advanced analytics, Hitachi’s video analytics software aims to improve privacy and decrease false positives.

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Reducing incarceration with technology

Safety and Justice Challenge grant winners are working to address local justice disparities through innovative reforms.

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KC shares its smart city data, best practices

At a recent workshop, Kansas City, Mo., demonstrated how big data can be used to improve city performance.

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Troopers use ‘big data’ to predict crash sites

Highway patrols are tapping into big data to predict where serious or fatal traffic accidents are likely to take place so they can try to prevent them.

Birmingham gets smart

Birmingham gets smart

Birmingham, Ala., is building a smart city future -- and is starting to see the fruits of its labor.

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Advice for the incoming class of CDOs

A new report aims to flatten the learning curve for new chief data officers.


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