D.8.2 Open City Toolkit Outline: GEO-C Deliverable D8.2 - Open City Toolkit Outline 1

Auriol Degbelo, Carlos Granell, Sergio Trilles, Devanjan Bhattacharya

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The term ‘smart cities’ has been coined in recent years for initiatives that monitor and analyse different aspects of urban life, and manage service provision intelligently. The GEO-C project (Joint Doctorate in Geoinformatics : Enabling open cities) aims to contribute methods and tools to realise smart and open cities, in which all groups of society can participate on all levels and benefit in many ways. The Open City Toolkit will be the main physical outcome of the project, with 15 doctoral researchers contributing components to the joint product. In essence, the Open City Toolkit (OCT) is a collection of five types of components: a set of tools to improve transparency; a curated set of examples of open source apps, open data and services; an abstract architecture which describes how apps, services and data can be integrated in order to realise a smart open city; an explicit linkage between (related) resources that are useful to realize an open city; and guidelines on how to realize an open city. Currently, the OCT features a transparency module (which provides more information about datasets used by an app), templates for interactive guidelines (which are the first step in documenting lessons learned in the project), a CKAN instance (which collects all the resources in the project),
as well as a Dev-Corner (which collects snippets for developers interesting in re-using resources of the platform). GEO-C is funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD).

Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission - Horizon2020
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


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