Nationwide survey shows agencies planning to upgrade legacy data-management systems should invest in IT infrastructure and upgrade staff skills to handle large crowdsource data sets.

A synthesis of state and regional agency experience acquiring proprietary data for transportation applications.

Nationwide; United States

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The large size of crowdsource data sets pose challenges to agencies' legacy data-management systems. Agencies should invest IT infrastructure including computing, storage, and management capabilities and upgrade staff skills to handle big data.

Respondents and interviewees recommended the following:
  • Involve agency IT and data analysts in the procurement process.
  • Consider open source, off-the-shelf tools for data processing needs.

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Practices on Acquiring Proprietary Data for Transportation Applications

Author: Zhang, Xu; Chris Van Dyke; Greg Erhardt; and Mei Chen

Published By: The National Academies Press

Source Date: 01/01/2019

Other Reference Number: ISBN 978-0-309-48051-2

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Lesson ID: 2020-00931