What it is
The i-CiTi platform provides mobile and web interfaces to support and manage urban environments, by exploiting existing city data, typically stored in GIS systems, and sensor infrastructure, where available. Using state-of-the-art data aggregation techniques, implemented by the Sentixi platform, and voluntary end-user participation, i-CiTi can provide a rich, real-time view of day-to-day city functions and behavior patterns, leading to improved efficiency and citizen satisfaction. The platform is built modularly, so that each municipality or organization can configure it according to their needs.
Available modules and features
- Displaying categorized local Points of Interest, as well as the ability to search for them, searching for addresses, and getting directions from point to point similar to www.ploigos.gr.
- A tool for optimizing inner city public transport which uses real-time data about passengers' and vehicles' positions. This module also offers visualizing and searching for stops and routes, as well as public transportation route from point to point
- A platform for collecting, processing, and visualizing environmental data, which are gathered from sensors scattered around the city.
- Sensors can capture air pollution data, weather conditions, noise pollution, etc. They can be fixed, set on moving buses, or the mobile phones of the users who willingly participate providing these data.
- In terms of transport data, sensors can capture road traffic, and free parking spots, given that the appropriate infrastructure is in place. Forecasting free parking spots at some future moment is possible, based on historical data models.
- A commercial guide of the city, showing organizations' activities to citizens, visitors or workers. Organizations can sign up, get shown on the map, and administer their own profile, description and information. Companies can make offers on their products and services. On the other hand users can search for companies and their offers, as well as review and rate them.
- A multiple language tourism guide, which includes special points of interest as well as multimedia content such as how to get a visa, information about monuments, bus timetables, etc.
- E-government and public participation services.
- One aspect of this feature is creating a social network with citizens, workers, and visitors, in order to communicate among themselves, discuss neighborhood issues, and create a direct two-way communication channel between the user and he local authorities.
- Another feature is a system for reporting and tracking problems in a city like a broken street light, or illegal advertisement signs. Users can upload their request or remark along with a photograph, have it shown on the map, and the authorities can track, manage and display all issues' progress towards being solved. This tool can be as specific as reporting only broken street lights, to as general as an open platform for users to submit urban planning ideas on a map.
- Showing demographic and urban planning data, as well as content such as relevant laws, statistics, land use regulations, etc.