Leveraging AWS infrastructure, the City of Chicago was able to launch OpenGrid, Chicago’s highest profile technology release to date. OpenGrid is a real-time, open source situational awareness program intended to improve the quality of life for citizens and improve efficiency of city operations. Born out of the internal project called Windy Grid, the City of Chicago expanded the program from emergency response to 311 calls, business licenses, immediate weather concerns, and more. It put the open source code on AWS, allowing the public to interact with the data in order to see the information about the city. With AWS, the City of Chicago has the flexibility and agility to deliver better citizen services in Chicago.

City of Chicago Uses AWS to Deliver Better Citizen Services with Open Grid (3:13)

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