'Big data' crowd management tested at 2012 Amsterdam gay pride
The crowd management solution combines a host of information: the mobile traffic per base transceiver station (BTS), where groups of people are headed, the overall atmosphere amongst members of the public as well as the location of emergency personnel. Ordina processes and analyses all of this data with an information-processing platform called 'Pulse', developed by Ordina/Clockwork. This information is plotted on a digital map, supplied by Han Dataport's mobile communication application Mobile Map Meetings, giving a complete overview of the current situation and potential risk areas during an event.
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