A Utah-based company called Domo is showing public health agencies in the Mountain West where their COVID-19 transmission risk is coming from. Among other things, the service uses cell phone location data to identify which counties and states visitors are coming from, and pairs it with data about how bad the local COVID-19 outbreak is there. Public health officials in Southwest Colorado say the tool has shown that at the moment, the most active people in the area are people normally based in Texas, followed by people usually based in Arizona. 

Imagine if your state health department put out a press release specifically naming your family, and listing the number of your family members with COVID-19. 

That, says Ken Lucero, is exactly how it felt in April when New Mexico announced a coronavirus hotspot in his community, the Pueblo of Zia. 

City Launches Online Data Depot

Nov 12, 2015
City of Reno

  The city of Reno wants to make its data more accessible, be it building permits or violent crime stats. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has more the city's new digital transparency platform. 

City manager Andrew Clinger debuted their new data portal, called Open Reno, at last weekend's Hackathon, a day-long conference on technology and government.

The site replaces an older version and makes it easier to search for information.

Switch Plans To Enhance Tech Infrastructure In Nevada

Sep 25, 2015

  As the Las Vegas-based company Switch expands into northern Nevada, it plans on bringing unprecedented Internet connectivity to the state. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

Founded about 15 years ago, Switch is home to one of the largest data centers in the world in southern Nevada, which provides data storage and management to more than 1,000 online companies.