Louisville Innovation Dept Creates AWS-Based Traffic Info Reporting Tool

ExecutiveBiz - Louisville Innovation Dept Creates AWS-Based Traffic Info Reporting Tool

The innovation department of Louisville, Ky., used Amazon Web Services cloud technology to create an open source system designed to provide traffic congestion data for government use.

The city launched its Waze Analytics Relational-database Platform in November 2017 as part of the Waze Connected Citizens Program aimed at improving traffic situation reporting through advanced analytics, AWS said Wednesday.

Features include application programming interface hooks, querying, analysis and mapping tools.

AWS noted the system works to help agencies promote pedestrian and bike safety, provide information on road conditions and manage emergency response operations.

“The AWS Cloud speeds our development process along and reduces the overall cost of deploying the system versus doing it strictly internally, and allows us to share our work with other cities,“ said Michael Schnuerle, Louisville's chief data officer.

WARP offers more than 900 government entities access to a free traffic data reporting platform.

Louisville also established an Open Government Coalition to support collaborative open source projects such as the SpeedUp USA resident notification and Street QUality IDentification systems.

You may also be interested in...

White House

White House Plans to Announce Dr. Stacey Dixon, Ely Ratner as Nominees for Intelligence, Indo-Pacific Roles

The White House plans to nominate Ely Ratner as assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs at the Department of Defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Stacey Dixon as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Ratner is a special assistant to the secretary of defense and director of DOD’s China Task Force while Dixon serves as deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Cloud technology

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Help States Manage COVID-19 Vaccinations With Cloud Tech

Google, Microsoft and Amazon released cloud computing tools to help state and local health agencies accelerate the vaccination signup process as COVID-19 vaccines become available to almost everyone in the U.S, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Dual-Band Decoy Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Develops Next Generation Decoy for Aircraft Missile Defense

A Raytheon Technologies business is developing a next generation decoy technology to provide F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft with added protection against enemy missiles. Raytheon Intelligence and Space has designed the Dual-Band Decoy to attract hostile missiles by sending out signals that cover a wider range of bands in the electromagnetic spectrum, the company said Wednesday.