Public open sensor data: Revolutionizing smart cities

Albert Domingo, Boris Bellalta, Manuel Palacin, Miquel Oliver, Esteve Almirall

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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 allows the automation of several real-time services to improve city management by using intelligent traffic-light patterns during rush hour, reducing water consumption in parks, or efficiently routing garbage collection trucks throughout the city [1]. The sensor information required by these examples is mostly self-consumed by city-designed applications and managers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6679327
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


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