“Open data is for government. Open data is for activists. Data science is more serious.”
This is a fake dichotomy, and we need to deal with it. There’s no point in having open data if you can’t analyse it. We all want to get answers to people. And we need to connect the skills better. There’s no good delivering the best analysis in the world if it arrives two days after the decision was made.
Data science has to prove that we can deliver timely analysis based on open data that impacts on decision making.
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Lidar is a technology that produces incredibly useful data that can be used to measure the environment. It’s a key part of self-driving cars – and the applications go much further than that.
Serge Wich is in the Amazon using Lidar on drones to aid orang-utan conservation – the software can actually tell orang-utans alongside apart from other species. But where Lidar has the most promise is in the built environment. 3D modelling with Lidar solves so many problems organisation have with building metrics.
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