Public Open Sensor Data: Revolutionizing Smart Cities

TitlePublic Open Sensor Data: Revolutionizing Smart Cities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsA. Domingo, B. Bellalta, M. Palacin, M. Oliver, and E. Almirall
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Start Page50 - 56
Date Published12/2013
Keywordslinked data, open data, open sensor networks

Local Governments have decided to take advantage of the presence of wireless sensor networks –WSNs- in their cities to efficiently manage several applications in their daily responsibilities. The enormous amount of information collected by sensor devices allow the automation of several real-time services to implement a set of improvements in the city management like self-learning traffic lights patterns during rush hour, to save water consumption in parks, or to efficiently route garbage collection trucks throughout the city. The sensor information required by these examples is mostly self-consumed by city-designated applications and managers.