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Learning from Chicago's Open Data

Matt Ball on December 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Chicago publishes every minute detail about the movement of its buses and every little skirmish in its neighborhoods. A team of researchers at the University of Chicago is taking that flood of data and using it to understand and improve the city.

“Right now we have more data than we’re able to make use of — that’s one of our motivations,” said Charlie Catlett, director of the new Urban Center for Computation and Data at the University of Chicago.

Over the past two years the city has unleashed a torrent of data about bus schedules, neighborhood crimes, 311 calls and other information. Residents have put it to use, but Catlett wants his team of computational experts to get a crack at it.

Read more via DNAinfo.com Chicago

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