Category: Enrique Silva

Going Nowhere In Boston Traffic: Winding Streets And The Big Dig

November 18th, 2013 in 2013, Enrique Silva, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, WBZ-AM 0 comments

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Enrique Silva, Metropolitan College

Here’s a sign that Boston traffic hits a nerve…

Expert quote:

“I would bet you if you ask people who commute day in and day out, they know, they have a sense of who’s coming in and how to get on the exit ramp or the on ramp and you probably identify the same types of cars.”

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Online tools ‘decentralising disaster relief efforts’

February 5th, 2013 in 2013, Enrique Silva, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Disaster response and relief efforts are becoming more dynamic and decentralised with the development of web-based geospatial technologies, says a study…

Expert quote:

“I don’t think the website [was of much] use given the precarious condition of Internet connections in Haiti, but the maps were extremely useful. Port-au-Prince was paralysed and the people who had to make decisions didn’t have access to the affected neighbourhoods. The maps allowed them to see what they couldn’t see personally.”

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