For emergency responders, understanding when and where they’ll be needed is critical. For example, if the police know that the majority of police incidents within a particular neighborhood occur at midnight, they can more effectively and efficiently staff that area. And if a fire department sees a surge in 911 calls from a particular neighborhood, they can pre-position a firetruck to reduce response time.
The effort to keep our cities clean and safe involves a cross-section of government, from police and fire fighters, to city inspectors, to administrators. Historically, each data set lives within its respective departments: police incidents and 911 calls are managed by the police department, 311 calls by the city services department, etc.
Pulling the city’s data together into one view provides the full picture. Now officials can quickly identify when and where resources are needed, and make changes that’ll improve the city and decrease their costs.
Take a look at one example using Qlik Sense here, a mashup of neighborhood data from the areas surrounding Kansas City and Independence, Missouri. Thanks to our friends at Qlarion and Idevio for helping us put this together!