NIST GCTC Expo Registration Available

We’re on track in the Data Supercluster for an exciting Expo event. Check out the details at the NIST GCTC Expo web site and sign up. Its free to attend, but you must register.

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo

In 2019, Global City Teams Challenge brings you the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo, co-hosted by NIST and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).

Toronto and Sidewalk Labs Smart Cities Experiment

How should the NIST Data blueprint address privacy, innovation, Open Data? Sidewalk Labs has revealed part of their plan for smart city development in Toronto.

Sidewalk Labs reveals latest plans for Toronto ‘smart city’ development

Expansive public spaces, roads that can change in colour and use, and buildings that act as open malls are some of the design ideas Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs shared in a public meeting Tuesday evening, as part of the consultation process for its proposed “smart city” development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Data Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce

As Smart Cities and Communities establish regulatory, technology, and market-driven initiatives, data from a broad spectrum of sources can help establish value propositions, KPIs, proofs or disproof quickly, thus improving capital efficiency.

Action Clusters are a NIST GCTC innovation. Action Clusters help structure these experiments and prepare them to be shared at high visibility, in-person events. Avoid market roadblocks and potential friction in your community model by joining the GCTC effort.

The NIST GCTC Data SuperCluster online web is helping facilitate sharing in a familiar blog-based way. Our blog differs in that its designed to host not just articles and references, but live-real-time data visualizations and analysis.

Our new site aims to be an example of a living document that drives a Smart City blueprint for data, including licensing, authentication, data-exchange, economics, example use-cases and demonstrations of tools and technologies Stakeholders have expressed an interest in.

To build your model, one place to search is our online aggregation of sites with data sets, most of which are free.

U.S. Department of Commerce – Data Hub | Department of Commerce Data Hub

Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Industry & Security Census Bureau Economic Development Administration International Trade Administration Minority Business Development Agency National Institute of Science & Technology National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration National Telecommunications & Information Administration National Technical Information Service U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Data SuperCluster (DSC) Overview

The NIST GCTC Data Supercluster group is working to advance the use of urban data by developing and sharing best practices and produce blueprints for the design, deployment and governance of urban data platforms and data exchanges and governance and , as well as deployed proofs by facilitating sharing collaboration among membership teams and stakeholders further practical application of civic data.

The Data Supercluster addresses critical issues on data platforms. Stakeholders have identified licensing, cyber-security, encouraging innovation, understanding use-cases and proofs of concepts as importantpriority areas of study and sharing. This build off of a In 2017 NISt convening with, the cities of Kansas City, Missouri and Bellevue, Washington teamed withand 20 other cities and several corporate partners to focusdiscuss on Data urban data, data visualization and data hosting platforms.

In early 2018, these efforts efforts of that area, and a new were formalized into a new Data Governance and Exchange Superclustereffort were merged. The scope of the Data Supercluster recently has expanded to embraced work being done at the University of Southern California, City of Coral Gables among others.

The SuperCluster is currently documenting the common experiences among Action Clusters that span Transportation, Public Safety, Utility, Wireless, Ag and Rural, and Education through this website, the Data Supercluster Google Group, face to face and online meetings.

The Data supercluster is open to all stakeholders in GCTC Smart City projects. Innovation using Open Data and networking often experience friction in deployment and operation.

Please send your request to join atin the Google Group DSC Supercluster

Data Visualization: Adding Crowd Sourced information

Nine years ago, mapping in Haiti after the natural disaster earthquake.

OpenStreetMap – Project Haiti

A visualisation of the response to the earthquake by the OpenStreetMap community. Within 12 hours the white flashes indicate edits to the map (generally by tracing satellite/aerial photography). Over the following days a large number of additions to the map are made with many roads (green primary, red secondary) added.