Building a comprehensive data source
OZHZ and Royal HaskoningDHV Digital worked to bring together geo-information, trade register data, regulatory reports and more to create a comprehensive database that covered all the businesses in the province. The system links all the information about an individual business together, so the OZHZ team has a full picture of every one.
There are sometimes gaps in this data –which meant the teams had to find an intelligent way to link information from different sources. Part of this is done manually, using direct analysis to use the team’s own specialist knowledge of common business characteristics.
The platform also incorporates machine learning, which analyses complete data sets to identify the most likely characteristics and categories to fill in the missing information.
The resulting platform is an interactive dashboard that displays the findings from the team’s analysis –and the outcomes from the machine learning algorithms –all in one place. It features a map,
pop-up information about each business, and options to filter results based on different parameters.
There’s also a tab dedicated to insight into health and safety and environmental compliance, highlighting the score for each business and any violations that the team needs to look into.