Friday, October 22, 2021

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Open Data Access for Social Good - Responding to COVID-19 with Spatial Data Science
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Niki Kazahaya
Niki Kazahaya
SafeGraph, Community Manager
Serina Chang
Serina Chang
CS PhD Candidate, Stanford University
Sen Pei
Sen Pei
Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University

COVID-19 turned life upside down for everyone - not just for large companies with the resources and talent to acquire and leverage data to respond to the crisis. Organizations ranging in size and industry suddenly found themselves needing a way to analyze what was happening around them with accuracy and precision. Recognizing this need, SafeGraph created a Data for Academics Program to provide open access to its points of interest (POI) and mobility data. The resulting community of over 7,000 spatial data scientists came together to solve pressing social issues, such as equitable access to healthcare, with open location data. In this discussion, we’ll walk through some of the spatial data science projects that were made possible by this open access, and discuss how open data access is shaping the future of data science for social good.

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SafeGraph Meet & Greet
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Niki Kazahaya
Niki Kazahaya
SafeGraph, Community Manager

SafeGraph is a global geospatial data company that offers any data on any place in the world. Customers like Esri, Tripadvisor, Mapbox, and Sysco use SafeGraph data to better understand their customers, create new products, and make better decisions for their business.