Municipal Analytics, the Startup Way One of the great promises of open government this decade has been that it can serve as a catalyst for a new civic-centered “innovation ecosystem.” This ecosystem, replete with successful startups and data-driven advancements in government operations, could not only enhance transparency, but spur replication and generate economic value for cities. In 2013, McKinsey and Company concluded that open data, in all its forms, had the potential to contribute $3 trillion a year of value across the global economy. This and other reports set off a wave of excitement, encouraging The Economist to declare that “the open data movement has finally come of age.” Yet in the nearly three years since, progress at the local level has been incremental. Cities like Chicago have achieved many operational data-driven advancements, yet the process of replication has been slower than many in 2013 may have hoped.
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Parallel Sets Parallel Sets (ParSets) is a visualization application for categorical data, like census and survey data, inventory, and many other kinds of data that can be summed up in a cross-tabulation. ParSets provide a simple, interactive way to explore and analyze such data. Even though the screenshots here show the Mac version, the program also runs on Windows and Linux. Links to the executables are in the Download Section. Basic Operation To open an existing dataset, select it in the list and either double-click it or click the Open button. Community Vitria is excited to announce beta-testing of the world’s first Operational Intelligence applications (OI apps). OI apps deliver out-of-the-box real-time insights into Big Data, events and business processes to drive rapid, informed decisions and actions on critical issues, such as KPIs, business process detection and customer experience. OI apps can be up-and-running in mere minutes, eliminating the need for time-consuming IT resources, giving you and your organization unprecedented time-to-value and ROI. Space is limited. Be the first to sign up and get value from OI Apps. Join the beta program today.
The Rise and Fall of Swivel.com Earlier this summer, the visualization website Swivel.com disappeared from the internet. To find out what happened, I tracked down and interviewed Swivel’s two founders, Brian Mulloy and Dmitry Dimov. The following is an edited combination of two interviews I conducted separately with Brian Mulloy (who served as CEO for two years) and Dmitry Dimov (Chief of Product), interspersed with some additional thoughts. My main goal was to learn more about the thinking behind launching Swivel, what went wrong, and what we can learn about commercial visualization (and “visualization-as-a-service”) from what happened to the company.
Chicago Encourages Other Cities to Replicate Its OpenGrid This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions. In January of this year, officials at Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) launched OpenGrid, a map-based application that provides residents with a way to visually understand complex municipal data. OpenGrid’s mission is to improve Chicagoans’ ability to meaningfully use open data beyond the capacity of current data portals.
SharePoint Integration with MicroStrategy Recently, while working on one of my project assignments I got to work on the integration of SharePoint 2010 with MicroStrategy 9. The requirement was to pull the report from the MicroStrategy and show that in a web part. We had the MicroStrategy environment set up and also I had my SharePoint development environment set up.Here, I will show you how you can configure the SharePoint environment to pull reports from the MicroStrategy. When you contact MicroStrategy for their portlets, which can be plugged with SharePoint, you will get a .CAB file. This CAB file has two web parts in it 1) ‘MicroStrategy Master Web Part’ 2) ‘MicroStrategy Web Part’.