Big data to create eco-friendly innovation in Copenhagen
ITU thesis students have contributed to the development of City Data Exchange, the world's first data marketplace where both public and private organizations can share their data. Innovators can use big data to solve the city's environmental and infrastructural challenges.
Valuable information on the Danish capital and its inhabitants previously tucked away on the servers of municipalities, regions and private companies has now been made available at City Data Exchange
. The large volumes of data are a potential goldmine for researchers, companies and entrepreneurs who can translate knowledge on things like traffic patterns, parking habits and air pollution to environmentally friendly solutions.
Hitachi has built the City Data Exchange platform in cooperation with the City of Copenhagen, the Danish Capital Region, the cluster organization CLEAN, Realdania and the IT University of Copenhagen.
- Several thesis students from ITU have worked with Hitachi on various aspects of the project, from software development to privacy and business development, explains Philippe Bonnet, Associate Professor and ITU's project coordinator.
One ITU graduate has been hired by Hitachi to develop components for the platform, and several new thesis projects on City Data Exchange are in the pipeline.
Already now, over 50 data sets are available for exploration, including information about bicycle traffic, playgrounds, water use, street trees, tourist attractions and air pollution, and more data will be added continuously.
Read more about City Data Exchange on Hitachi’s website.
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