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Empowering Cities with Data

Matt Ball on December 9, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Like a machine, our cities are made up of a variety of moving parts—needing maintenance and upkeep to run properly. Our cars have convenient dashboards that alert us when the oil is running low or our engines are malfunctioning. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a method or technology that allow cities to monitor where problems are occurring? Better yet, a handbook that tell us what exactly we should be doing proactively to prevent any future issues?

Having benchmarks for action allows us to understand where improvements can be made and forces us to face accountability head-on.  More and more organizations and startups are trying to find ways to leverage the incredible amount of data we have at our disposal in this technological era.

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Matt Ball

About Matt Ball

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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