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Magyar vonatkozású szerkesztőségi cikk a GIM International márciusi számában
A GIM International szaklap szerkesztőségi felkérésére leadott Insider's View rovatcikk a márciusi számban jelent meg és hivatkozik a Pro Urbe és Terra Studió vállalkozások év eleji, budapesti évfordulós műhelyének eredményeire is, melyről a Napló részletesen beszámolt. A GIM International nagy példányszámban, világszerte terjesztett magazin elérhetősége: www.gim-international.com/ A kéziratos szöveg ez volt:
"OpenCitySmart and enhanced SDIs
Smart Cities mean liveable, efficient and sustainable
cities, where the vertical services are built on an existing, basic infrastructure.
To reach the goals where special emphasis should be given to the environmental sustainability,
we need tools that provide an interdisciplinary approach for survey, evaluation
and audit, studying best practices, concepts, strategies, actions and business
plans, impact analysis, involvement of the solution providers (market players
and R+D institutions), coordination, communication, community participation, education,
ICT-supported integration, interoperability, optimisation, monitoring etc. All
of these have to be applied according to the needs/interest of the citizens,
the city, and the wider community, and society in general. Open source and open
data are inevitable enablers to make effective cross-impact geospatial analysis
between e.g. environment, mobility, people, government, economic development
and lifestyle. This was the message of a recent conference on Smart City/Smart
Mobility held in Budapest hosted by two Hungarian SMEs Pro Urbe and Terra
Studio active in this field using experience-based knowledge and creativity for
When considering the world from a global perspective,
given our current trend and the related consequences, it is critical that we
meet the challenge of designing and building Smart Cities.
A population explosion is occurring
simultaneous with a massive shift of people moving from rural to urban living.
In 1950 at a mere 2.5 billion, we were almost evenly distributed between rural
and urban areas. Today we have a global population three times that of 1950,
and 80% of the developed world now live in cities. Our home planet, Earth, must
now be wisely cared for if we are to address this exponentially growing
problem. Adding to these issues, each year we are consuming 1.5x Earth’s
sustainable resources. This cannot continue. The cities of the world must begin
to seriously address the issue of sustainable living. If we can work
collaboratively to solve these problems, we will all benefit from sharing our
Collective problem-solving and
sharing-of-solutions will also help us better appreciate our common needs and
similar aspirations. In the CitySmart session, we will present open platforms
and geospatial tools for building these sustainable living solutions. These
applications will contribute to an "OpenCitySmart" suite of functionalities
that every city typically needs to smartly manage urban living, i.e.,
infrastructure, mobility, power, water, sewer, city services, fire, safety, public
health, construction, permits, city logistics incl. transportation etcetera,
everything a city needs, even support for optimizing agriculture. The NASA
Europa Challenge makes this goal a reality.
the above thoughts, the organisers wish to especially target the computer
science/software engineering departments at universities. The 2016 Europa
Challenge 2016, with strong European credentials, is a high-visibility and
career-enhancing opportunity for students and for graduated young
professionals. See the award winners of the previous 3 years (http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it). Geospatial Web
app developers are in high demand and the NASA open
source geobrowser World Wind (www.WebWorldWind.org) provides the
ideal platform for SmartCity solutions.
offered session at the Open Source Geospatial Research and Education (OGRS) Conference held in
Perugia this October is dedicated to CitySmart, Open Source Apps for Urban Management.Patrick
Hogan of NASA and Prof. Maria A. Brovelli of Politecnico Milano Campus Como will announce the Europa Challenge winners at this time (http://2016.ogrs-community.org/).An Asian version of the Europa
Challenge is also envisaged with the same topic for the Urban Transitions Global
Summit being held in Shanghai September 2016 (http://urbantransitionsconference.com).
In the Smart City context the enhanced spatial data
infrastructures will incorporate novel technologies and services such as the interoperable
seamless indoor/outdoor spatial data infrastructures, big data cloud services ,
location-based services, mobile GIS apps, spatially enabling internet of things
(IoT), and the highest resolution remote
sensing from satellites and UAVs. The importance of data access is essential,
but even more important is our sharing of experiences and solutions using open
source through cooperation and collaboration.
The data issue was explicitly addressed at the GEO XII
Plenary and Ministerial Summit held in Mexico City last November by EO and
ICSU/Codata WDS experts, and the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association
(participating member of GEO) expressed its supporting position in a formal