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City management through data-driven crowd sourcing

posted Jan 17, 2011, 12:30 PM by Jason Baldridge   [ updated Feb 10, 2011, 11:11 AM ]
Wired magazine has a nice article from a few months back that is about how municipalities like New York City can use individual reports from lots of residents to identify problems and opportunities to make their city better. This idea touches directly on the georeferencing topic that we'll discuss later in the class. 


Here's a graphic from the article that shows the proportion of reasons people called 311 over the course of the day (averaged over multiple days, presumably):


 

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