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Location Analytics: The Future is Where

November 4, 2013 - in Analysis

In Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster sci-fi thriller "Minority Report," there’s a scene where actor Tom Cruise, hotly pursued by the bad guys, hurries through a major shopping mall and as he passes advertising billboards, personalized messages appear and…

TempoDB Raises $3.2 M to Pursue Internet of Things

October 11, 2013 - in Analysis

  Chicago-based TempoDB, a technology company that stores and analyzes large amounts of time-specific data captured by Internet-connected sensors,…

University of Toronto's City Centre Detail a 60-year Evolution of the City

March 24, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning

Toronto’s land-use maps are important planning tools but they lack detail and are often out-of-date. Municipal planning diagrams don’t provide much…

Sensor Sensibility: Applications to Analytics, Modeling and Simulation

January 9, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

Deploying sensors in the environment provides opportunities that previously were impossible, or at least cost prohibitive. Twenty years ago, monitoring a wide field meant a deployed field crew visiting areas of interest frequently, or perhaps aerial surveys…

Creating and Enabling a Smarter Enterprise with Location Intelligence

September 18, 2012 - in Column

The recent economic downturn has forced enterprises of all shapes and sizes to do more with less, yet they are still expected to return profitable results. This has led many businesses to shift their priorities and strategies for effectively managing customer…

Mapping New York's Changing Population

August 31, 2012 - in Analysis

Joel Alvarez is a member of DCP’s Population Division, the hub of demographic expertise in New York City. Here, Alvarez shares how to easily access NYC-specific Census data, what the city’s households will look like in the future, and why last year’s…

Toward Intelligent Infrastructure

July 2, 2012 - in Featured, Modeling

We are living in a world with a rapidly growing population and an urbanization rate that is increasing year over year. According to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), people living in urban areas will increase from 50% worldwide in…

Putting the 'Where' Into Your Analytics

June 12, 2012 - in Analysis

At EDENS, a developer, owner and operator of community shopping centers on the East Coast, blending geographic information systems (GIS) and business analytics has enabled a competitive advantage in a fast-paced, crowded market. The Columbia, S.C.-based company…