Benefits of the Smart Cities Starter Kit
- Monitor environmental conditions over a large area at low cost
- High-resolution both geographically and temporally
- Notify vulnerable citizens when air quality is bad in their area
- Warn in advance of poor conditions, using the trend monitoring feature
- Engage the public in air quality monitoring and increase support for air quality programs
- Establish baseline conditions and track both natural and initiative-based changes
- Meet obligations to mitigate potential harm, and notify should the worst happen
- Generate priority call lists in plume areas using advanced geospatial analytics paired with spatial contact databases
- Platform combines spatial information including contact information, location of vulnerable populations, wind speed and direction, topography, expected propagation
Optional Smart Citizen Involvement
SensorUp Smart Cities Starter Kit is also a powerful citizen engagement platform. It is easy to use and effortless to set up. Any citizen can become involved in collecting information about their environment.
Information collected from all citizen sensors is shared in a common portal, accessible to everyone via the web.
Citizens enjoy being part of the larger project, and the combined sensor readings provide a public resource of information.
How it works
Citizen volunteers “adopt” and deploy a sensor.
SensorUp connects citizen sensors to our platform.
The data is collected and stored in the cloud in SensorUp’s SensorThings Platform. There, it can be managed, accessed, visualized, and analyzed.
A data sharing website shares the results, including mapped and time-series information, for public access, providing a public resource.
SensorUp provides access to sensor data via our easy-to-use API.
Sensor data can be accessed via browser-based sensor management portals.
Even a small number of volunteers (20-50) adopting sensors provide an impressive city-wide project.
The project engages the community, showcases IoT possibilities, and provides useful data.
Data are combined and visualized in the data sharing website to provide information about baseline conditions, and make it possible to monitor changes.
Universal access to the data provides a public resource.