A big event is a boost for any city. Last year’s NRL grand final was estimated to bring in $50 million dollars to the NSW economy. The 2011 F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne was estimated to bring in around $32 million and the 2015 American Super Bowl brought in over $700 million for Phoenix. With the potential of that much money, it’s no wonder that the hosts of big events want their city to look its best.
That’s why the city of San Jose, hosts of this year’s Super Bowl held recently, got serious about cleaning up. With three months until the Super Bowl the city, with the help of San Jose State University and Trimble TerraFlex – a cloud based data capture software, identified over 800 illegal dumping sites in three days.
Read how they did it in the government technology blog.