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Open Licenses – Project Open Data

Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset

The Federal Open Data Policy states: “Agencies must apply open licenses, in consultation with the best practices found in Project Open Data, to information as it is collected or created so that if data are made public there are no restrictions on copying, publishing, distributing, transmitting, adapting, or otherwise using the information for non-commercial or for commercial purposes.””


Parking Policy is Hot

Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Talk About Parking

What’s the most emotional topic in transportation? According to Donald Shoup, it’s parking. “Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about flight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City (Planner’s Press, Routledge, 2018).

Example: Circumscribed Parallelepiped

% Circumscribed Parallelepiped
% Author: Axel Pavillet
%%%< \usepackage{verbatim} %%%>
:Title: Circumscribed Parallelepiped
:Tags: 3D;Geometry;Mathematics
:Author: Axel Pavillet
:Slug: parallelepiped

This is a drawing of a tetrahedron inscibed in a parallelepiped.
See the following reference p. 58-63 \S 189 to 202

title = {Modern pure solid geometry},
publisher = {The Macmillan company},
year = {1935},
author = {Altshiller-Court, N.},
address = {New York},
edition = {first},
lccn = {35024297},
url = {}

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NIST: GCTC Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3)

From NIST GCTC About page:
Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) involve connecting smart devices and systems—in diverse sectors such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare—in fundamentally new ways. These technologies will enable cities and communities to improve services, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life.

Because many of today’s smart city/community development efforts are isolated and customized projects, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) to encourage collaboration and the development of standards. GCTC’s long-term goal is “to establish and demonstrate replicable, scalable, and sustainable models for incubation and deployment of interoperable, standard-based solutions using advanced technologies such as IoT and CPS, and demonstrate their measurable benefits in communities and cities.”

To put it simply, this program will help communities benefit from the experience of others to improve efficiency and lower costs. In its 2018 round, NIST and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) will co-host the GCTC-SC3 program and will encourage participating teams to have additional focus on cybersecurity and privacy as the first order concern, as well as all existing GCTC goals such as replicability, scalability and sustainability. NIST, along with its partners, acts as a matchmaker and incubator —facilitating, advising, encouraging, nurturing, and publicizing the action clusters and their projects.

Since the programs launched in September 2014, GCTC has recruited and incubated over 200 action clusters with participation from over 150 cities and 400 companies/organizations from around the world.


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