Algorithms identify farm land in Sri Lanka (in red) to analyze the agricultural productivity in the region—a possible indicator of economic development. (Orbital Insight) Citizen surveys are the most comprehensive means available to track poverty, but they aren’t perfect. They …

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Alliance Releases First Standardized Format to Make Building and Construction Permit Information More Usable SAN RAMON, Calif. – July 15, 2015 – Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions, announced today that a consortium of parties has released …

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Gathering at its San Francisco headquarters June 10, the civic innovation group Code for America (CfA) showcased a lineup of latest apps and efforts for eight localities in 2015. Tagged as its BETA event, the meeting provided a status update …

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