Is Rural America Prepared for COVID-19?

There are now over one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and more than 300,000 cases in the United States. In the initial phases of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., the majority of the cases were concentrated in urban centers. However, more cases are starting to appear in rural areas; for example, Albany, Georgia,

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Premise COVID-19 Snapshot: U.S. Social Distancing

As COVID-19 has spread across the U.S. in recent weeks, health officials are strongly encouraging people to use “social distancing” to help “flatten the curve.”  These concepts stem from a major recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which is that one of the best ways to reduce

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A Deeper Look at Premise’s Place Harmonizer Algorithm

Premise Data has a global network of Contributors who are paid to provide ground-level insights through Premise’s mobile app. As of January 2020, over 1.4 million on-the-ground local citizen Contributors are paid to answer surveys and map places across the globe. On average, Contributors are submitting hundreds of thousands of responses to “tasks” per day.

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Love Data and Want More? Read These 5 Books:

Data is everywhere. It’s in the can of Coca-Cola you bought this morning from the grocery store on the corner. It’s in the map you use when finding a place to eat. It’s even in the photo of the breakfast you sent to your friend this morning. Data and the decisions that we derive from

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Fighting Zika with Digital Vector Surveillance in Cali, Colombia

Going Digital, Integrating Data Science, and Enlisting a Citizen Network By Matej Novak, Head of Programs, Premise Data It’s been one year since Premise partnered with Cali, Colombia on a digital overhaul of the city’s vector surveillance and control operations. In this blog we will discuss our accomplishments, the results of a data science experiment,

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Data Driven Organizations Demand The Ground Truth

Modern technology continues to reshape the world — from commerce and geopolitics to our daily mundane details. To thrive in this new paradigm every organization, every decision maker, must understand how to become data driven. Some have called data “the new oil, the new gold.” However, unlike oil and gold, information isn’t finite — its only constraint is our

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