Bringing Smart Cities to Life in Barcelona

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Cities are living, breathing organisms, and for a long time, we have been trying to figure out how to make them smarter. Finally, the concept of the Smart City is fully coming to life, and today’s geospatial solutions play a critical role in making them a reality.

A Smart City utilizes information collected and processed by social intelligence in smart construction and in other areas of city development such as security, traffic, infrastructure management, energy, and emergency response.

Innovations from Hexagon Geospatial strengthen the entire Smart City process by storing and distributing data and translating that data into action-specific information.

Later this month, we will expand our presence at the Smart City Expo and World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  In addition to showcasing our solutions along with Intergraph SG&I and Leica Geosystems, I will be presenting a unique and new concept called, “Rinascimento (Renaissance) 2.0: The Method and the Machine.

This presentation demonstrates how this Smart Cities co-design and management methodology is using a geospatially-based framework and DSS. The “Machine” allows the planners, the policy makers, and the city users to collaborate with each other. These were some of the important factors that prompted the Municipality of Rome, Italy, to officially endorse this methodology.

The Smart City paradigms are played out by the Method RINASCIMENTO 2.0, which defines a correlation matrix of the 9 domains defined by Italian National Digital Agenda and the 4 fruition figures (citizens, tourists, private traders, and institutional operators).

The resulting 36 Compound Areas are spread over 5 different operational layers, identified by the Method (structural, infrastructural, organizational, regulatory and territorial). From these Compound Areas, 180 Complex Areas are generated. These represent both the problems of the city and their solutions, were inspired by the citizens, and will be easily accessed by mobile services.

This can be achieved by a multidisciplinary Workgroup, supervised by the Machine RINASCIMENTO 2.0. The Machine is composed of data mining tools, business intelligence and meaning computing, semantic inference engines. All of these are integrated into the same platform with a powerful GIS framework, based on established standards for interoperability.

The Machine processing starts from an open data baseline and real-time data provided by Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), in compliance with the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC), open returns and according to the standards of interoperability of SDI.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this unique Smart Cities co-design and management methodology!  This presentation will be happening during the “Solutions for Better Governance” session on November 20th in Rooms H 11 and 15.

We look forward to seeing you there and also at the Hexagon Geospatial booth (#616), where you can see our solutions for enhancing Smart City efforts first-hand!

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About Author

Claudio Mingrino

Claudio Mingrino is Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships. He is a business development executive with deep expertise in driving and achieving growth objectives in diverse, foreign markets. Claudio has worked in information technology for over 30 years and combines broad experience in sales and market penetration strategies with a solid understanding of business operations management. In 1994 he joined Intergraph as Business Unit Manager of the global indirect channel for Italy and Greece, and later became Country and Legal Entity Manager for Italy in 2000. In 2012 Claudio became EMEA Director for all Hexagon initiatives and, in January 2014, joined Hexagon Geospatial as EMEA Executive Director. Claudio is a lover of sports and finds time to cycle, ski and swim. He is also an avid traveler and likes to spend quieter times reading about art and history.