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Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 1

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Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
8/27/2014 9:47:22 AM
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Re: Big Data and even more data
What's more, Terry, I and others I know pay attention to which officials - or candidates - not only tune into their social media, but talk back to it. Regardless of my party or theirs, I find I would take more seriously and have more respect for the candidate or elected rep who uses social. 

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
8/27/2014 9:44:31 AM
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Re: Big Data and even more data
Definitely. I'm no developer, but imagine all those disparate platforms and apps through which the data is getting generated and having to come up with a way to massage them into something consistent and usable by different devices. Scrubbing all that information into a coherent whole - I just can't even imagine. Yet that's the only way to extract the gold from raw data and turn it into actionable information. 

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
8/15/2014 10:19:34 PM
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Re: Big Data and even more data
Did anyone see "Captain America Winter Solider". Big open data can be like nuclear technology...used for good or bad.

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
8/8/2014 9:46:54 AM
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@kq4ym: I disagree just a little. I think we are moving toward a more sharing society, especially when it comes to social media and I think people are willing to share information through a means of convenience, such as smartphone apps. If we lower the barrier to entry in government, but letting people use their own technology to communicate, I think they will share what they know.

 

kq4ym
kq4ym  
8/7/2014 3:32:18 PM
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It will be a challenge to get citizens involved in the planning processes. Unless there's an agenda "hot button" most folks either won't care to attend lots of meetings, and most may not understand fully the technology. But, nontheless, citizens must be encouraged to be involved in the use of IoT, big data, and open data questions as they arise.

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
8/5/2014 12:26:37 PM
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@Terry: Just to relate this to your two previous messages, it's more or less the elected officials I wanted to call out. While many towns in NJ, where I live, are managed by professional administrators, it's the elected officials who are supposed to keep track of the pulse of the town and do the will of the people. Working for two daily newspapers, and having to sit through numerous meetings, I found most of these people unaspiring and defenders of the status quo. They are not the people who are willing to innovate. There are probably good people out there who are doing interesting things, but for the most parts, these places want to operate as they have always done.

 

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
8/4/2014 5:43:37 PM
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Elected officials at the city and county levels have to have someone combing active Twitter feeds, the ones that really have their pulse on a neighborhood or city region. Whether it's mommy bloggers or merchants or just highly social citizens (online), this is already a rich vein of data for local mining.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
8/4/2014 5:41:22 PM
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Re: Big Data and even more data
Right, Scott... I watch "Parks & Recreation." I know exactly what you mean.

Part of being a truly smart city would be motivating citizens who don't normally to come to such metings to find other ways to contribute or make their views known. Smart cities must learn to motivate, inspire and get creative about ways for citizens to participate. Big goal, and a hard one.

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
8/3/2014 5:00:52 PM
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Re: Big Data and even more data
@Terry: I'm very much in agreement. What the posts were trying to address was some of the current data and trends and it's important for people to know what some of the bigger cities are using and thinking about. Another issue is putting this into practice and trying to be creating. Living in a state with more than 500 different municipalities, not everyone is going to be blessed with creative thinkers. Stop by an council or zoning board meeting to see what I mean.

 

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
8/3/2014 4:56:11 PM
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@Terry: One of the issues that I did not address here, but I have touched on in a few other places, is one of security and privacy. I think we are more of sharing society in that we're willing to engage and allow people to see personal details, but I don't think we want to be exploited. I think we want our city and elected officials to know what we think, but not use that knowledge to sell us a product.

 

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