Big Data Analytics to automatically detect events in smart cities

With a growing number of devices connected to the internet and countless people sharing their live experiences online, a huge amount of useful data is being generated every minute. The analysis of this data could improve the dissemination and understanding of information about traffic, events, and other city-related experiences.

Big Data Analytics will most likely play a key role in the cities of tomorrow, enabling systems that sense a city at micro-levels and inform both governments’ and citizens’ decisions within limited time frames. Researchers at King Abdulaziz University, in Saudi Arabia, have recently used Big Data Analytics to detect spatio-temporal events around London, testing the potential of these tools in harnessing valuable live information.

Author: Ingrid Fadelli


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