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Open geo-data for innovative services and user applications towards Smart Cities

Genoa, 26 March, 2014


Smart Cities are characterized by the ability to integrate data provided by different sources and represents them on the territory. Smart City management requires integration of data from many and heterogeneous sources of GI ranging from pan-European data sets as offered through the PSI and INSPIRE open data infrastructures and to local data with “home-made” semantics. In order to analyze and visualize GI across data sets it is necessary to integrate the data in terms of data formats, data access protocols, transformation and coordinate reference system, data harmonization.

The ICT-PSP European project GeoSmartCity establishes a cross-platform, able to publish open geographic information and to provide specialized services based on open standards services protocols. Starting by the availability of the open geographic information through open standards, the hub gives the possibility to integrate them with other public/private data in order to design the specialized services needed to implement two addressed Smart City scenarios: Green Energy and Underground.

The result will be a consistent repository of GI that can be spatially and semantically cross-analyzed to provide an accurate and up-to-date view of the respective problem domains.

GeoSmartCity fosters additional value creation by allowing further integration of third-party data (open or restricted) as well as crowd-sourced data. Exploitation of heterogeneous (open) GI data will be possible thanks to the connection of different consolidated standards (linked data, INSPIRE, Sensor data, GNSS), allowing open cross-sector interoperability between different data providers and domains and the consequent creation of a wide range of user-driven applications.

GeoSmartCity starts with a Workshop jointly organized by the GISIG Association, the Municipality of Genova, IREN Acqua Gas and the Consortium TICASS respectively coordination and partner of the project, in cooperation with the Genova Smart City Association.

TThe workshop is the occasion for presenting and discussing problems and experiences of 10 European Cities in the context of the two scenarios addressed by the project:

Green-Energy, to support public energy policy makers, to facilitate the management of renewable energy plants within cities, to promote buildings energy retrofit (buildings are the 40% of all energy) in order to support the energy transition strategy, to reduce CO2 emissions, and to develop local energy saving economy;

Underground, to support integrated management of urban underground utility infrastructures in different sectors sharing the same work environment and background geo-information, produced and/or held by public bodies and fostering the private-public partnership in city infrastructure planning and management.



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