Harnessing automated data collection to optimize space utilization

by Ann Forman

Several institutions are beginning to experiment with automated data collection technology to gather and validate space data. Some automated technologies, such as tracking card swipes into buildings or using light sensors to detect room usage, are already present on most campuses. Their major limitation, however, is that they only offer a binary view of space—occupied or unoccupied—and cannot provide a clear picture of activity or occupancy rate.

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Enhancing Space Data Collection and Validation

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