Crowd sourced data has been used for a number of years now to support decisions around infrastructure and cities. Without having to set up equipment to collect measurement data, we can now ask questions of our cities using a raft of data sources, which allows us to play with ideas and thrash out scenarios before needing to commit to a direction. It also allows players into the market who traditionally didn’t have a starting point to be competitive. So what’s next and how is the data being made easier to use? NGIS transport lead Jeeten Chauhan and Google’s smart cities lead in APAC Ian McPherson join Adam Mullett on this episode of the podcast.
In this episode:
1:02 How is data monetisation allowing new entrants into the market?
3:44 How is the data opening up new industries?
6:00 What sort of challenges is Google working on in cities?
8:17 What acquisitions has Google made in the smart cities space?
10:33 What's the most interesting type of data you get from phones as probes?
12:56 What are the practical uses for traffic data?
15:33 Having access to new data types is not a silver bullet and the outputs have limitations
18:50 Links for more information about using crowdsourced and open data
Victoria's open data directory - https://www.data.vic.gov.au/
NGIS case studies - https://www.ngis.com.au/Our-Work
Remaptcha - https://wiki.hsr.ch/StefanKeller/wiki.cgi?ReMAPTCHA