Smart City Data: APIs – Open Source

Streaming data presents a different problem from query/response.

streaming-api-projects/smart-city-data

These are streaming projects for city data, showing what is possible when you make valuable city data available in real time. The current projects in this repository are: All projects proxy city data using Streamdata.io, and uses Server-Sent Events (SSE) to push updates to each existing city data JSON API, only sending what changes using JSON Patch.

How APIs are Powering Smart Cities

How APIs are powering smart cities

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.

Data Exchanges

Should Data Exchanges be based on free or open data? As many of you may know, Open is different from Free. Open software, for example, refers to reading software source code. Free software allows you to use the software for free.  Data can be Open or Free, or both.

We discuss the cost of providing Free data in a world where more and more data is being produced. New business models are evolving for Open Data that encourage use, innovation, and business model development and preserve the rights of innovators and data users as well as those who provide the data.

Smart Data Exchange Will Enhance Smart Cities – DZone IoT

When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance.

Project Open Data: Example Guidance / Licenses

Open Licenses – Project Open Data

Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset

The Federal Open Data Policy states: “Agencies must apply open licenses, in consultation with the best practices found in Project Open Data, to information as it is collected or created so that if data are made public there are no restrictions on copying, publishing, distributing, transmitting, adapting, or otherwise using the information for non-commercial or for commercial purposes.””

 

Parking Policy is Hot

Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Talk About Parking

What’s the most emotional topic in transportation? According to Donald Shoup, it’s parking. “Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about flight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City (Planner’s Press, Routledge, 2018).

“A City Is Not a Computer” from placesjournal.org

By Shannon Mattern.

“This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.”

A City Is Not a Computer

“What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few ideas, like “fish tacos” and “pez dispensers.”) Look past the sarcasm, though, and you’ll find an ideology on the rise.