A true real-time city exploits its massive data repositories, its network and sensor infrastructure, and the expertise of its ICT partners in the pursuit of policy goals. Frost & Sullivan’s end-user survey explores how the early innovators are using big and/or open data to achieve these aims and ultimately to build a foundation for commercially-sustainable services. Question topics include city goals, data providers/users, open source software, project financing, and collaborative efforts. The resulting ‘heat map’ represents the relative progress of 27 respondents in West and East Europe.
Findings—Real-Time City Trends in Europe
Policy Goals Survey respondents are using and publishing data in order to address high-priority policy objectives: to reduce traffic congestion, improve energy efficiency, encourage citizen engagement, and present government as accessible and accountable. They are also embracing open innovation and advanced applications such as 3D mapping and virtual reality (VR) to reduce the cost of urban planning functions. The approach is typically project-based and more integration across organisational silos will be needed to achieve longer-term goals such as economic growth and development of an indigenous tech sector.
Public and Private Sources Most datasets made available on a license-free basis are generated by the public sector. Private commercial sources include specialised areas such as geospatial information system (GIS) datasets for mapping and transportation system feeds. Published data is mainly static and structured—such as census data—and so easily imported to a central hub. However, real-time unstructured streams such as social media and closed-circuit television (CCTV) are essential for any real-time city and will quickly become dominant by volume and importance.
Open Source The market for data acquisition platforms is not the most attractive for ICT vendors as cities are gravitating towards open source options such as CKAN and Socrata. In time, more strategically important roles will become available to manage platforms, data flows, and integration, and to offer analytic tools and services.
Table Of Contents
Heat Map of Europeâs Real-Time CitiesâProgress towards Commercialisation 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Executive Summary FindingsâReal-Time City Trends in Europe ResultsâReal-Time Cities Progress Heat Map Questions This Study Will Answer
2. RESEARCH BACKGROUND
Research Background ScopeâEurope 2015 Survey Methodology Definitions
3. SURVEY RESULTSâGOALS AND ACTIVITIES
Survey ResultsâGoals and Activities Q1âWhat is the City You Represent? Q2âWhich Services are the Main Focus of Your City's Initiatives?* Q3âWhat are Your City's Top 3 Goals?* Q4âWhat Do You Believe Stands Out in Your City's Use of Big or Open Data?* Q5âDoes Your City's Initiative Include Any of the Following?*
4. SURVEY RESULTSâDATA SOURCES AND USERS
Survey ResultsâData Sources and Users Q6âHow Many Public Datasets are Collected? Q7âWho Owns the Data? Q8âWhere is Data Published? Q9âWhat Open Source Technologies, Standards, and Guidelines are Used?
5. SURVEY RESULTSâFUNDING, BUDGETS, AND COLLABORATION
Survey ResultsâFunding, Budgets, and Collaboration Q10âPlease Rank the Budget Allocations for the Following Technology Cost Items Q11âWhich Infrastructure is Already Available or Requires Investment to Support Your City's Projects? Q12âWhat are the Funding Sources Behind Your City's Initiatives? Q13 and Q14âHow is Your City Collaborating With Other Public Authorities and With ICT Suppliers? Q15âWho are the Providers of Street Infrastructure? Q16âWhich ICT Suppliers are You Working With?
6. BENCHMARK EVALUATION AND CONCLUSIONS
Benchmark Evaluation and Conclusions Benchmarking Evalutation Benchmark Derived from Survey Results The Last Word Legal Disclaimer
7. THE FROST and SULLIVAN STORY
The Frost and Sullivan Story Value PropositionâFuture of Your Company and Career Global Perspective Industry Convergence 360Âº Research Perspective Implementation Excellence Our Blue Ocean Strategy