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Two Cheers For Situational Intelligence

A few months ago I heard and got excited about WindyGrid, a “situational awareness” system for the city of Chicago. According to this description, it’s a geographic information system that “presents a unified view of city operations—past and present—across a map of Chicago, giving key personnel access to all of the city’s spatial data, historically and in real time.” The system contains information on 911 and 311 service calls, transit and mobile asset locations, building status, tweets by geographical origin, and so forth. The system was designed by Brett Goldstein, then the city’s Chief Data Officer, who has since left the job.

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