Companies and institutions are coming together to develop smart cities as international meeting points and business hubs. Barcelona, New York, the Australian government or the EU for example have been using APIs to drive connected cities. Rudolf Giffinger, one of the world’s leading experts in urban development, defines smart cities using six clearly separate criteria: economy, mobility, environment, administration, way of life and residents.
Today’s investment and innovation environment in the US is not producing business startups. The US is in a 13 year slump. Tap into Innovation at the GCTC Expo this year in July and network with some of the most inspired people.
The decline has stripped the economy of one of its most vibrant engines of wage and productivity growth.
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.
Chordant has developed a data exchange system to help break down the barriers to using Smart City data. Please comment below. Are the concepts useful to you? Have you approached Data Exchange differently? Love to hear from you. Please make your comments below.
Alex Huppenthal, Co-chair GCTC Data Supercluster
The Data Supercluster uses several teleconferencing packages. We’ll be using the excellent free Mac app from Krisp. The system respects privacy by processing audio at your local computer, not in the cloud, breaking an on-going tradition. We talk about risks to privacy in cloud-based services, elsewhere on this website.
Kiisp free download for Mac can be found here, along with a guide to integrating it with conferencing package ‘Zoom’.
Hey Mac user, wanna get started with Zoom? You’re in the right place! Zoom claims to be the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. So no wonder you will get an invitation from a colleague.
A cornerstone to reducing deployment friction in Smart Cities IoT networks, sensors and applications is an outreach program to Citizens and other stakeholders.
Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront.
7 competitive open source IoT frameworks:
- Eclipse IoT Projects including Kura, Mihini, Ponte, SCADA, Smarthome,
- AllJoyn by AllSeen Alliance
- IoTivity by OIC
- Contiki by Thingsquare
- Kaa by CyberVision
- ThingSpeak by MathWorks
Open Source Cloud Platforms
- The Physical Web (powered by google)
- Lelylan (lightweight microservices architecture for developers)
- Thing Speak (solid, in the market from almost 5 years)
- Bug Labs (agile,cool and clear projects proposition)
- The thing system (connect a large range of connected products)
- Open Remote (focuses on home automation)
- OpenHAB (focuses on home automation)
- Eclipse IoT Projects (continuously growing)
Other interesting projects to look at.
Thingsboard is a relatively new open-source IoT platform for data collection, processing, visualization, and device management. You can deploy it in the cloud or on-premises.
As one of Thingsboard authors, I can say that the main project idea is:
- Simple yet powerful API for device connectivity.
- Rich set of functionality.
- Horizontal scalability and fault-tolerance in cluster mode.
- Thingsboard IoT Gateway enables connectivity for legacy and existing IoT devices
“In late 2011, the 3 of us were working at Exalead – Dassault Systèmes Group. While working at Dassault Systèmes, we were involved in a project to build the French national open data portal. Passionate about data and convinced of the need for a more agile approach in the growing data sharing market, we co-founded OpenDataSoft.
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.
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.
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