NOAA, NASA support flood response with data

NOAA, NASA support flood response with data

As satellite data and computing power increase, research agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are supporting disaster response operations with real-time data and analysis.

Sherlock detects air traffic in near-real time

Sherlock detects air traffic in near-real time

NASA’s upgraded Sherlock data warehouse makes it easier for researchers to access nationwide air traffic data almost immediately.

Dig IT Award finalists:  Big Data, Analytics and Visualization

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Big data, analytics and visualization

Six projects, involving more than a dozen different agencies, show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.

A proving ground for smart city tech

A proving ground for smart city tech

The project to develop the Gramercy District in Ashburn, Va., signed two new partners – Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and George Washington University.

How predictive analytics will shape UX

How predictive analytics will shape UX

To properly blend user experience and predictive analytics, UX designers must focus on interface personalization, context sensitivity and careful prioritization of information to be delivered.

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.

How cities use data to plan bike routes

How cities use data to plan bike routes

An increasing number of cities are using data from video cameras and crowdsourced apps to track and plan the best way for bicyclists to get around.

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Based on the theory that shooters are themselves more likely to be shot, Chicago built an algorithm that identifies those it considers most responsible for gun violence in the city.

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Maine is integrating behavioral health data into HealthInfoNet’s patient records to improve care.

America’s real-time electricity use mapped

America’s real-time electricity use mapped

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a tool that shows real-time total electricity supply and demand on a national level.

child welfare analytics

Saving children, one algorithm at a time

Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback software analyzes child welfare data and flags high-risk cases so that they can be more thoroughly reviewed by front-line staff.

Video analytics help secure political conventions

Video analytics help secure political conventions

To secure the Republican National Convention, Cleveland used the Vidsys security platform to collect and analyze video feeds and provide real-time, actionable information to local agencies.