Through a growing number of data sets (around 400 to-date) the hub gives citizens, businesses, communities and decision-makers open access to the latest information on everything from pass rates at different driving test centres, to the location of bike racks and footfall in retail areas.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Future City Glasgow said, “This data hub is a fascinating piece of technology which empowers citizens by giving them easy access to a vast range of information about their city. It also offers huge potential whether you are a entrepreneur looking for new premises, residents hoping to set up a community energy project or an IT developer looking to create an innovative new product.”
“This data hub catapults Glasgow into a new league, making the city an exceptionally attractive location for creative industries looking to set up shop and recruit staff. We have a huge array of skills and expertise in this field in the city and that stands us in great stead going forward.”
As well as accessing information, Glasgow residents can also contribute their own valuable local knowledge via online mapping tools and a suite of apps such as Future City Glasgow’s cycling and energy apps.
Developed in partnership with Microsoft UK, the innovative hub uses leading-edge cloud-based technology to help deliver a real end-to-end ‘Internet of Things’ capability providing valuable insight into the operations of the city and smart solutions such as intelligent street lighting that recognises when pedestrians or cyclists need their route lit-up. Three sites in the city, including the Clyde Walkway will use these LED lights fitted with smart sensors to gather information such as footfall and traffic flow with the data made freely available to view on the city data hub.
Future City Glasgow is a £24million programme demonstrating how technology can make life in the city smarter, safer and more sustainable.
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