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big data takes a big leap in kansas city with smart sensor info on parking and traffic

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big data takes a big leap in kansas city with smart sensor info on parking and traffic

traffic and parking data is available visually in kansas city. image: teena maddox/techrepublic finding a parking spot and navigating through rush hour traffic is easier in downtown kansas city now that the city is providing a real-time visualization of the data collected by various iot sensors.the missouri city now has a site that allows anyone to go online to access a map that shows a range of data from available parking spots and traffic flow, as well as pedestrian hotspots and even where streetcars are located on a 2.2-mile stretch in downtown. this data, which is on a platform operated by xaqt, will soon be migrated to the city's open data catalog and the city will use big data to drive decisions to save money through more efficient repairs and maintenance of streets, water lines and other infrastructure."we've been testing the quality of the data collected through our smart city infrastructure," said kansas city's chief innovation officer bob bennett. "now we will put it to work to benefit kansas city residents."it's no surprise that kansas city is home to this new smart city tech. city officials have been innovators in the smart city realm, working with cisco in a $15.7 million public-private partnership to create a miniature city-within-a-city hotbed of smart city tech. the first phase of the smart city project launched in may 2016 with a 2.2 mile smart district in the heart of downtown. the district includes a $1 million streetcar line, free public wi...