Data Science for Smart Cities
Cities constantly produce big data: every part of the data, whether public (urban sensors) or private (citizens, firms) generates precious digital traces which can be processed as smart data for interpreting and managing the territory. Thanks to continuously updated data, the political decision-maker can guide his choices in a fully informed way and better govern complexity. The generation and release of smart open-data allows this advantage to be enjoyed also by civil society.
The data produced by Kinoa with surveying and mapping activities can be released on dedicated web portals with interactive data that is easily interpretable in the form of open data and in the form of API for developers and large companies.
The mine of information can be associated with a road graph and enriched with further open data and linked open data so as to have information and details of the territorial context in the same database.
By using drones in mapping activities it’s possible to integrate ground survey information, perform surveys and measurements and create 3D models and interactive and collaborative photo-realistic technical maps.
The data emerging from flight phases can be integrated with a wide range of professional and specific applications: terrain quality detection, altimetric profiles, survey and analysis of features through computer vision; 3D reconstruction of houses, buildings and structures; creation of side by side maps for comparison of areas before and after alteration work; analysis of building and terrain volumes; DTM and DSM surveys, KML, file shape.
The outputs generated as a result of drone mapping are compatible with the most common tools for creating cartography and managing technical documents.
Crowdmapping: participatory mapping with Kimap.pro
Crowdmapping is a mapping method developed by Kinoa. With the technology behind Kimap.pro, it is easy to organize and manage participatory and community events in which citizens collect and contribute reliable and updatable information on the accessibility of roads, paths, cycle-tracks, parks and public areas. Data produced by the citizens themselves which are fundamental for the Public Administration in planning and efficiently managing requalification interventions for urban development.
Geo-located signals with photos and text, unique data produced during surveying, included in an interactive dashboard where the administration can monitor and manage the flow of data and report the solution of a problem or the presence of temporary worksite.
Smart Maps that can be consulted and updated
From the data generated by surveying and participatory mapping activities portals are created containing detailed and continuously updated information on accessibility and traffic in an urban area. These instruments enable the technician and political decision-maker to acquire the necessary information to govern and monitor the city.
From the visualization portal it is possible to analyse the area being mapped with a high level of detail. Visualization includes the accessibility of streets, squares and public areas (parks, gardens, playgrounds, etc.); the presence of accessible right and left side pavements; pedestrian crossings with audible signals. Further levels of information can be added, including other types of architectural barriers, geo-referenced photographs and details and information relating to the area’s roads and urban development. Informative and detailed dashboards permit immediate reading of data with indications of the state of the area.