For this assignment, you
will need to write a 2-3 page report on the concept of “Big Data”. You will
have to research a bit online to find out more. You should focus however on the
concept as it relates to Metropolitan areas (or how it could be used to help
metropolitan areas or smart cities).
Be sure to use APA style for information that
Use 12pt font and Times New Roman, Ariel or
Calibri font throughout the paper
Include a cover page that includes your name ,
section, class and “Big Data” as the assignment title
Note that the cover page does not count towards
Questions to think about:
Explain what “Big Data”
is and any challenges / problems that you find.
Think about where all of the data would come from. How it is collected?
What information would / could be collected? How would all of the data be used? What could
cities use all of this data for? Do you think there would be more positive or
negative outcomes if cities could make use of all the data? What problems do