Columbus, Ohio, the winner of the USDOT Smart City Challenge, was designated as America's Smart City. The Smart Columbus project funded the development of a range of smart city projects – from self-driving shuttles to prenatal trip assistance to a multimodal trip planning application – that demonstrate the value of data in a smart city environment. The Smart Columbus project data backbone, Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS) is a web-based, dynamic, governed data delivery platform that stores over 3,000 datasets. The SCOS serves as an open data platform for the region, syndicating public, anonymized open data accessible to other Columbus city agencies, academic researchers, startups, and app developers and the community at large. 1

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