Open Data

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires?

Last December’s blaze at an Oakland, CA, warehouse was the deadliest structural fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. Thirty-six people died during...

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Open Data

An Open Letter to the Open Data Community

This is an open letter directed towards those in the open data community – including vendors, startups, civic groups, and engaged individuals. We, th...

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Open Data

Big Data Isn’t Sexy (And That’s OK)

Big data isn’t sexy anymore. Though it might be hard to believe, long before anyone had heard of deep learning, “big data” was the belle of the ball f...

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Open Data

How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data

Beyond its promise of transparency and accountability, open data has become a hallmark of good government because of its well documented return on inv...

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Open Data

7 Likely Technology Breakthroughs in 2017

I've been involved with local government for 30 years, and I've spent much of that time trying to identify technologies that would help to dramaticall...

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