Although I don't often associate governmental institutions being upfront with new technology adoption, I was pleasantly proved wrong after I finished listening to Microsoft cloud Azure organized webinar on urban development with data.
Mathijs van Niel from Tilburg (The Netherlands) city municipality walked us through 3 data projects which were initiated after the organization moved to the cloud.
The projects are currently in a prototype phase, but sound promising and interesting for the future:
1️⃣ Undermining crime. By using data from different sources, an algorithm was developed to predict crime location and initiators.
2️⃣ Processional caterpillar. Again an algorithm was developed to identify caterpillar presence which helps to organize pesticides control and warn citizens.
3️⃣ Heat stress. With climate change becoming a bigger problem, helping the most vulnerable ones to cope with heat stress is becoming very relevant.
It’s great to see city municipalities in using technology to solve its citizens biggest problems.
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