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Socioeconomic relations of all levels of settlements are examined with big data at the scale of the smallest settlements to the metropolitans (81 provinces, 973 districts and 37.036 rural units) in Türkiye. The attributes, needs and comparative advantages of each of the settlements analyzed in YER-SIS with an innovative methodology will enable evidence-based national and regional development policies. Public and private sectors, universities, and NGOs are primarily users benefiting from…
IQed (Inquiries/Questions in education) utilizes cutting-edge Democratic Technology in classrooms for the purpose of empowering students and educators in Digital Literacy, Civic Literacy, Dynamic Engagement, Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving Skills and Global Competency Education. IQed enables every student to use their personal devices to explore, investigate and become informed on issues of governance and global matters, so that their voice can positively impact local and global communities.
Satellites collect images that can be used to identify deformations of infrastructure at millimetre level with InSAR analysis. This project investigates the use of InSAR in the monitoring of deformations of bridges. Can InSAR be of added value for a structural health assessment of bridges which, with aging assets over the largest part of Europe, becomes more and more critical? Nowadays the monitoring of bridges is very labour intensive and often not without danger. InSAR may reduce this.
Tertius has resulted in massive productivity gains for the building industry in DC, enabling developers & property owners to book (at a nominal cost) certified third party agency inspections. Outcome: Far more efficient matching of demand & supply for permit inspections, substantially reducing turnaround times. Tertius has driven revenue to the taxpayers, increased regulatory oversight, increased safety in the building community, saving property owners and developers thousands of dollars.
Mapo-gu created a “SOS One-Stop System” for safe bicycle path. Since there are few buildings or facilities on the bicycle path, it is difficult for users to determine their current location. The basic number plate which is installed on the bicycle path shows the path name and location number and also includes a QR image associated with the system. Through the system, people can quickly call for help in the event of an accident.
Most Brazilian metropolises have a transport network operated by a private company which makes it difficult for transport authorities to have a bright view of the public transport functioning. TRANCITY is a public transport monitoring dashboard which integrates different sources of data, such as bus location, ticketing and cameras, providing real time and historical information that supports management, planning and the operation of public transport networks, with data driven evidence.
The Violence Early-Warning System (ViEWS) is a publicly available data-driven forecasting system at the frontier of research that generates monthly predictions of conflict fatalities up to 36 months ahead – throughout Africa and the Middle East. The project launched in 2017 to help policy-makers and practitioners plan anticipatory action and humanitarian interventions with a transparent and evidence-based approach. It is based at Uppsala University and Peace Research Institute Oslo.
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, relief organizations and government agencies lacked data about events on the ground and struggled to mount an effective response. New methods of event detection were urgently needed. A research team comprised of country experts and computational social scientists created a Twitter-based event detection system that provides geo-located event data on humanitarian needs, displaced persons, human rights abuses and civilian resistance in near real-time.
The Future Tech Challenge (FTC) is a pilot initiative led by DPER to connect and collaborate across the wider ecosystem, and engage in transformative innovation by experimenting with, and applying new technology to address pressing public sector problems and opportunities that deliver improved services to the public. Drive innovation using emerging technology, enhance collaboration, meet National strategic priorities, generate knowledge & learnings and develop prototyped solutions.