The digital age has made an abundance of data available to “consumers” but it begs the question, “What information does it provide us?”
I recently sat through a presentation on Traffic Crash Results for a local government. As part of the presentation, there was a comparison of two neighboring communities, one with 22,600 crashes and the other with 22,100 (data). I didn’t know if the lower number was better, or not.
What was missing was the ability to put the numbers into context. How many residents did each local government serve? What was the number of lane miles or geographic square miles each had. And what was the cost associated with this segment of the public safety budget patrolling these assets (data). [Read more…] about Data, or Information