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Local Government Gains from Geospatial Analysis

Matt Ball on October 29, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Some public sector groups are now turning to analysis to connect the dots between seemingly disparate data. The resulting insight has helped many organisations to paint a more detailed picture about the issues and events affecting community services. It’s also been used to uncover previously hidden details about relationships between public sector groups, businesses and citizens.

For example, insight gained from geospatial analysis can be used to better match the supply of and demand for services, and generate cost savings. A number of councils are using geospatial analysis of vehicle routes for school buses, road and highway maintenance and waste collection services, for instance, to identify where pressure points and inefficiencies may be.

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Matt Ball

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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