Data & Analytics

Urban climate lab makes holistic appraisal of resilience

The Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative will integrate environmental, health and community response data to drive potential climate solutions that support equity and resilience.

How data sharing revs up mobility decisions

What’s the expected usage for rural EV charging stations? A new data platform lets transportation managers predict energy savings for mobility programs from shared program data.

How to reduce citizen harm from automated decision systems

For agencies that use automated systems to inform decisions about schools, social services and medical treatment, it’s imperative that they’re using technology that protects data.

These hyperlocal weather networks can help states face climate threats

Thirty-eight states are building weather monitoring networks to collect localized data that helps identify weather extremes, preparing local leaders' responses to such events.

How data solves hospital system’s pain points

NYC Health and Hospitals’ data office focuses not on providing capabilities to customers, but on delivering services.

Climate projections everyone can understand

The Climate Risk and Resilience portal gives emergency managers nontechnical climate datasets and high-resolution, forward-looking climate insights.

State serves up map for tackling food insecurity

An interactive food resource map covers all 46 counties in South Carolina and features profiles for more than 900 food pantries and resources.

How GIS fortifies election information

Geographic information systems can help election directors speed up voter information verification processes and expand data collection capacities.

Failure is inevitable, so why not learn from it?

Agencies that can “fail forward” learn to identify, analyze and communicate about how projects fall flat and work toward innovative solutions to complex government problems.

The basic questions bedeviling how states manage data

States have tons of data. But much of it is redundant and it’s sometimes hard to know where it is stored, who can access it and how it can be used.

Energy data to power state’s clean-energy economy

Integrating energy system and customer data, the Integrated Energy Data Resource will spur development of distributed energy resources, innovative use cases and utility operational efficiencies.

Online experience monitoring: From the ‘squeaky wheel’ to real-time web metrics

Miami-Dade County digs into real-time feedback and web-experience surveys to better understand the citizen’s digital journey and deliver better customer experience.

Virginia election officials find 149K more unprocessed voter changes from DMV

Voter registration data was blocked from being transferred to local election offices due to computer coding issues, officials said.

Who sees what you flush? Wastewater surveillance for public health is on the rise, but a new survey reveals many US adults are still unaware

A recent study shows that most people are unaware that their home's wastewater could be monitored, but are okay with community-level surveillance.

Big Apple polishes data operations

New York City’s Office of Technology and Innovation will train staff to leverage data to inform decision-making and enhance city services and programs.

City’s custom-built app scores homeless encampment safety

With the Homeless Emergency Management Tracking and Prioritization Tool, Austin gets consistent health, safety and impact data on encampments citywide to support cross-departmental intervention.

Street-level imagery makes data collection a snap

Cameras, LiDAR, algorithms and cloud databases make it possible for state and local governments to convert imagery into insights.