From Big Data to Big Indicators

From Big Data to Big Indicators

Imagine a daily, accurate, and continuously updated tally of the amount of carbon lost through deforestation; or a precise measure of the net loss of biodiversity; or real-time, spatially explicit assessment of the number of people entering (or exiting) poverty; or an actionable estimate of the total value of coastal infrastructure at risk from extreme weather events. These are big indicators.

By Andrew Zolli

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/after_big_data_the_coming_age_of_big_indicators
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