Data and 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.

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.

AI, data analytics star as biggest planned investments for 2023

An industry forecast sampled private sector companies to distill where they plan to make emerging technology investments.

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.

Algorithm analyzes escort ads to detect human trafficking

Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies similarities in escort advertisements, which often indicates trafficking behavior.

Maryland to build weather data network

The Maryland Mesonet will provide real-time monitoring that will improve responses to weather-related disasters.

States opting out of a federal program that tracks teen behavior as youth mental health worsens

When states do not participate in Youth Risk Behavior surveys, it makes it difficult to track conditions or signals of poor mental health in adolescents, experts say.

Digital twins need more than infrastructure data, expert says

Real-time, bi-directional data can help cities determine not just what residents are doing – but why, according to the Smart Cities Council.

Crash data analysis gets $1M infusion

Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles will use the funding to improve reporting on commercial motor vehicle accidents.

Civic engagement takes off with digital survey and respect for community feedback

An easily accessible cloud-based questionnaire and analytics tool helped Corona, California, get more than five times more responses from residents than previous efforts.

Crowdsourced data on overdoses pinpoints where to help

Data dashboards and heat maps show where overdoses are spiking, allowing community groups to target those hot spots with prevention efforts such as naloxone training and supplies.

How cities and states track pandemic relief spending

Despite its challenges, data tracking has helped jurisdictions encourage transparency, uncover fraud and abuse, launch new initiatives and share ideas and best practices.

Biosurveillance network crucial to public health preparedness, GAO says

Data sharing and interoperability lessons states learned during the COVID-19 pandemic can help build a nationwide situational awareness and biosurveillance network.

Inconsistent data reporting thwarts crime analysis

Almost 40% of law enforcement agencies did not submit any data in 2021 to the FBI’s crime statistics collection program.