The beating heart of the urban digital transformation
Urban data platforms are at the core of the digital transformation of cities and communities. It is the centrepiece for new and innovative services from a simple route-planner to complex digital twin solution. Urban Data Platforms are the beating hearts of the urban digital transformation as they connect, analyse and visualise all data from the urban fabric. From here, data can be further shared to city services or third-party providers offering seamless mobile experiences for citizens.
Cities and communities are benefitting most from Urban Data Platforms when those are ‘open’. Following the DIN definition, an open urban platform is an “urban platform that uses open standards and interfaces to guarantee compatibility and interoperability with other systems and other urban platforms.” (DIN SPEC 91357)
Open urban data platforms enable cities and communities to:
- Customise the platform according to their needs
- Avoid vendor lock-in & technology-debt
- Share data with third parties
- Connect services and data more easily, and
- Provide better digital services to their citizens at lesser costs.