Draft smart cities or smart cities are booming, with reference role is not limited to the design and implementation of intelligent technology solutions for the most comfortable, accessible and friendly cities: its influence reaches even to reach areas as different from each other as urban planning or designing new policies of coexistence.
We can say without any doubt, that projects smart cities being undertaken in many corners of the globe, leading to results and very different experiences, they also have some common characteristics: in particular its vocation of becoming the principal agents transformation of the traditional concept of the city, a mission in which the tools of data visualization play an essential role in all lights.
Displaying data on the transformation of cities
Today, almost three-quarters of the data and information that flow from source to databases or hubs contain localizable geographic concentration information. That is, they contain, in addition to information of the data itself, another complementary (and no less important) information about their geolocation, or the identification of the geographical location from which they were generated.
No doubt the importance of this additional information has for some companies, particularly those identified in one way or another, by the demand established in a particular geographical area.
But think a bit further and open ourselves to new possibilities of using this information to understand how something like this, with such a simple and banal appearance, can become a powerful axis of articulation of an entire project smart city.
It serves only as a sample, but also as highly illustrative example of what can bring data visualization tools to projects smart city by simply taking this information about the geolocation data, and all kinds of complementary side lights, and using it for improve the supply of certain services, or complement the available information on some areas of strategic importance for the city (education, culture, sport …).
In what way? Well, for example, using as a filter to select the relevant data for our purpose this location information, and integrating the information contained in the data itself for internal use (improvement of service delivery, real knowledge of certain areas. ..) or external use (information on art and culture centers available to tourists and visitors, development of interactive and dynamic city catalogs …).
Of course just having powerful analytical tools to filter and translate these data into information, and especially with visualization tools that provide an immediate understanding of them can get to build a model of smart city able to exploit all the opportunities the management tools and data visualization art.
To deepen the importance of them, in particular the display of data in the supply of knowledge, we recommend the guide display data, a completely free resource that, among other things, enable the reader to understand the leading role of the instruments display based projects, one way or another, in the use of basic elements and bi own.