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Uncovering The Early History Of Big Data In 1974 Los Angeles

Uncovering The Early History Of Big Data In 1974 Los Angeles

The concept of “smart cities” seems like a contemporary urbanism trend. But as early as the 1960s, cities were using technology to gather, interpret, and visualise civic data. Here’s how a 1974 report by Los Angeles’s Community Analysis Bureau used computer databases, cluster analysis, and infrared aerial photography to help…