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How analytics can help communities visualize the future

by Dashboard Insight, Dashboard InsightWednesday, October 09, 2013

Nestor E. Arellano from IT World Canada on how understanding data can assist communities to decipher what the future holds in store.

An urban development initiative in Austin, Texas is using enormous amounts of data pulled from various agencies to create astonishing 3D simulations of what communities would look like based on certain assumptions and inputs contributed not only by engineers and city planners but pretty soon by citizens themselves.

For years businesses have been using analytics software to predict the outcome and measure the performance of campaigns and projects but the City of Austin is using new analytics data visualization tool create interactive and collaborative images of the future.

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Source: IT World Canada

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