Visualizing Vancouver Water Quality Stations Data

Visualizing Vancouver Water Quality Stations Data

Clean drinking water is a huge concern for every country, as it can pose serious health concerns such as gastrointestinal, reproductive, and neurological problems. World Health Organization (WHO) reported that drinking contaminated water causes around 3.4 million deaths each year. Pollutants from factory discharge, wastewater treatment plants, agriculture, and consumer products can seep into the ... Read More
 
Health Risks Associated With Air Pollution

Health Risks Associated With Air Pollution

Smart city refers to the term as placing different sensors around the city in order collect data that can later be used to manage resources efficiently. Ultimately the goal is to allow the city to create a clean and sustainable environment for everyday citizens. Air quality is one of the hottest topics talked about in ... Read More
 
SensorUp demonstrated interoperable UAV mission and data management at CANARIE National Summit 2017 (Nov. 14-15)

SensorUp demonstrated interoperable UAV mission and data management at CANARIE National Summit 2017 (Nov. 14-15)

We were invited to showcase our work in the Innovation Alley at CANARIE National Summit 2017 held in Ottawa. Each year CANARIE holds a conference that allows leaders in digital research infrastructure to discuss topics that display opportunities and challenges facing research communities. This years topic was science, commerce, and security. The innovation alley showcases ... Read More
 
SensorUp Smart City Starter Kit expanded to Winnipeg

SensorUp Smart City Starter Kit expanded to Winnipeg

We are very excited to announce the City of Winnipeg benames our latest client, adopting Sensor Smart Cities Starter Kit. On August 29th, 10 Winnipeg citizens joined the Smart Citizens Workshop at the city hall and made their own sensors. We were very excited to see some workshop participants (i.e., smart citizens!!) came to the ... Read More
 
SensorUp leading interoperable IoT tasking standard at OGC Technical Committee September ’17 meeting

SensorUp leading interoperable IoT tasking standard at OGC Technical Committee September ’17 meeting

During the OGC Technical Committee Fall ’17 meeting (Sep 11~15 ’17), SensorUp led a group of Internet of Things experts to make interoperable IoT tasking a reality. The meeting was held at Ordnance Survey HQ in Southampton, UK. More than 200 experts around the world attended the OGC Technical Committee meeting. This time we reviewed ... Read More
 
Blockchain, the Internet of Things, and Smart Cities – from a IoT Cloud Platform perspective

Blockchain, the Internet of Things, and Smart Cities – from a IoT Cloud Platform perspective

You must have heard blockchain. If not, I am sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin, which is one of the blockchain protocols/platforms. However few people understand blockchain, fewer have real-world experiences using blockchain to build systems, and even fewer know how to build and implement a blockchain protocol. Many people think blockchain is for cryptocurrency only, ... Read More
 
Smart City Starter Kit expanding to St. Albert, Winnipeg, Hay River and Kluane Lake

Smart City Starter Kit expanding to St. Albert, Winnipeg, Hay River and Kluane Lake

Five Canadian cities/communities use SensorUp Smart City Starter Kit!  In addition to Calgary (Oct ’17), St. Albert (online on July 8th ’17), Winnipeg (Aug ’17), Hay River (Aug ’17) and Kluane Lake (online on July 17th ’17) joins the smart city air sensing initiative. There will be more to be announced very soon! The starter kit ... Read More
 
Save the Date – Nov 7th ’17 – Smart Cities Banff workshop, part of the Cyber Summit

Save the Date – Nov 7th ’17 – Smart Cities Banff workshop, part of the Cyber Summit

By Steve Liang – Save the date! SensorUp is organizing the first Smart Cities Banff Workshop on November 7th 2017. The workshop will be part of the Cyber Summit 2017 conference and the location is the world-class Banff Centre. We are still planning the exciting one day programme, and we will announce the agenda soon. ... Read More
 
IoT Analytics – Which days are weekend according to #YYC bike path monitoring data?

IoT Analytics – Which days are weekend according to #YYC bike path monitoring data?

By Steve Liang – SensorUp enables 10 times faster smart city development, integrates heterogeneous IoT sensing systems instantly and makes them analytics ready. In order to demonstrate our claims, we very often developed proof-of-concept demo systems to showcase our capabilities. Recently we loaded some near-real-time bike path monitoring data in Calgary (data source here). And ... Read More
 
SensorUp sponsored 100 cloud servers for Singapore’s CXA Smart Cities Hackathon 2017

SensorUp sponsored 100 cloud servers for Singapore’s CXA Smart Cities Hackathon 2017

by Steve @ Singapore – I was blown away by the Singapore Smart Cities Hackathon 2017.  As the technology sponsor of Singapore’s CXA hackathon 2017, I had an opportunity to fly to Singapore, spend 24 hours with the participants, and see many innovative smart city applications created from scratch. The high quality IoT work done and ... Read More
 
SensorUp empower UAV researchers with SensorThings Cloud and Real-time UAV Dashboard

SensorUp empower UAV researchers with SensorThings Cloud and Real-time UAV Dashboard

At SensorUp we always challenge ourselves to build innovative IoT solutions to empower the masses. One of such projects is called CloudUAV. This platform will enable mission planning and compliance, and data sharing for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in research applications. It is co-developed by Dr. McDermid’s research group at the University of Calgary and SensorUp, ... Read More
 
Alberta Residents Monitor BC Wildfire Effects with Sensors

Alberta Residents Monitor BC Wildfire Effects with Sensors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   By Coral Bliss Taylor July 12, 2017   Calgary, A.B. – Wildfires in British Columbia are affecting air quality indicators in Alberta quite dramatically, as some St. Albert residents recently learned.  Last Saturday, 25 St. Albertans met at a workshop to assemble and connect their own PM 2.5, or fine particulate, ... Read More
 
SensorUp presented SensorThings API at ESRI User Conference 2017

SensorUp presented SensorThings API at ESRI User Conference 2017

Invited by ESRI, Dr. Liang presented OGC SensorThings API at the ESRI User Conference (UC) 2017 held from July 10~14 in San Diego. This is also SensorUp’s first time attending the ESRI User Conference. The ESRI startup program gives us the tools to build mapping and location analytics capabilities into ESRI products. And one of ... Read More
 
SensorUp advancing interoperable IoT tasking at OGC Technical Committee June ’17 meeting

SensorUp advancing interoperable IoT tasking at OGC Technical Committee June ’17 meeting

We saw great adoptions of the OGC SensorThings API around the world in the past 12 months. SensorThings API has been applied in a very wide range of applications, such as smart cities, next generation first responder, environmental monitoring, drones, smart energy, etc. While SensorUp is developing innovative solutions based on the SensorThings API, we ... Read More
 
New Community Partners: Canada’s First Sensor Tour

New Community Partners: Canada’s First Sensor Tour

We’re pleased to pass on the news that St. Albert, Alberta, has become SensorUp’s first community partner in the Smart Citizens for Smart Cities Canadian Tour. St. Albert will have between 10 to 25 volunteers deploying as many air quality monitoring devices. Not to mention, they are now officially recruiting volunteers to take on the monitoring devices. ... Read More
 
SensorUp demonstrated rapid sensing systems integration at Computex 2017

SensorUp demonstrated rapid sensing systems integration at Computex 2017

Partnered with MiTAC, SensorUp demonstrated the SensorThings Cloud Platform at Computex 2017, the largest computer expo in the world. The demonstration uses the OGC SensorThings API standard to seamlessly integrate multiple heterogeneous sensing systems into a coherent and real-time IoT dashboard. In the Computex 2017 demo, these sensing systems include video cameras mounted on light ... Read More
 
Alberta’s Environmental Data is getting Easier to Access

Alberta’s Environmental Data is getting Easier to Access

  By Coral Bliss Taylor June 1, 2017   Calgary, A.B. – Alberta Data Partnerships and SensorUp have teamed up to make Alberta’s environmental data easier to access. The two are creating an Environmental Data Exchange Node (EDEN) that will combine disparate environmental monitoring data throughout the province, in a single portal. The idea is ... Read More
 
Update: Smart Citizens for Smart Cities Canadian Tour

Update: Smart Citizens for Smart Cities Canadian Tour

Following our announcement last month the our Smart Cities program is expanding Canada-wide, we’ve had fantastic interest from both municipalities and individuals across the country. We’re finalizing details with many municipalities, and looking forward to announcing our partners as soon as the details are finished. Stay tuned to hear the full list in the next ... Read More