Smarter city data model standards landscape, Part 1, Core

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Arnaud Le Hors, John Meegan, and Keith Wells

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: September 20, 2011

Cities face many challenges on their path to becoming smarter. Information exchange is particularly challenging among city agencies, regardless of city size. The proliferation of different vendor solutions deployed across agency and departmental boundaries is the root of the problem. The solution is defining a common, standards-based smarter city data model that determines how information is structured and what it represents on a semantic level. This article focuses on the core concepts and standards that are common across multiple smarter city domains, such as public safety, transportation, and water.

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