the Polka Dot Spot

Visualize the reopening of our economy.

May 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jess Dravida posted in Smart Cities, Smart Communities, Citizen Experience, COVID-19, Reopening


Today we start by shining a SPOTlight on Baltimore County, MD.

Baltimore County has been providing targeted location-specific information for residents since the early days of Maryland State stay at home orders.  I highlight Baltimore County's location-based look up tools to highlight the use of different sources of data: 1) crowdsourced data (from local restaurants and bars about available services); and 2) curated data (for Food and Meal Distribution pick up locations operated by Baltimore County and local food pantries).  

[Location-based information] will now get more complicated, and more critical, for everyone.

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