GeoSYS is a consortium partner to the iScope project, responsible for the Malta pilot. Working in collaboration with Malta Resources Authority, iScope is a CIP / ICT PSP funded project of the European Commission for Open Innovation for Internet-enabled Services in Smart Cities.
i-SCOPE delivers an open platform on top of which it develops, three “smart city” services:
Improved inclusion and personal mobility of aging and diversely able citizens through an accurate city-level differently-abled-friendly personal routing service which accounts for detailed urban layout, features and barriers.
Optimization of energy consumption through a service for accurate assessment of solar energy potential and energy loss at building level.
Environmental monitoring through a real-time environmental noise mapping service leveraging citizen’s involvement will who act as distributed sensors city-wide measuring noise levels through their mobile phones.
SUNSHINE “Smart UrbaN ServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency“ delivers innovative digital services, interoperable with existing geographic web-service infrastructures, supporting improved energy efficiency at the urban and building level. Specifically,
SUNSHINE delivers a smart service platform accessible from both a web-based client and from an App for smartphones and tablets. In particular, the SUNSHINE platform will allow:
Automatic large-scale assessment of building energy behaviour based on data available from public services (e.g. cadastre, planning data etc.). The information on energy performances will be used to automatically create urban-scale “ecomaps” to be used for planning activities and large-scale energy pre-certification purposes. The previous assessment will be then used, together with localised weather forecasts available through interoperable web-services, to ensure optimisation of energy consumption of heating/cooling systems through automatic alerts that will be sent to the SUNSHINE App installed on the smartphone of the final users. Lastly SUNSHINE will ensure interoperable control of public illumination systems based on Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) facilities remotely accessible, via interoperable standards, from a web-based client as well as from an App for smartphones or tablets.
The SUNSHINE technology will be the result of the customisation and integration of existing software components developed by other EC-funded projects focusing on smart-city technologies, including BRISEIDE, i-SCOPE and i-Tour. The SUNSHINE technology will be eventually piloted in the context of 9 sites across 5 countries including Malta
i-locate tries to bridges this gap through the creation of innovative business based on indoor and outdoor localisation of people and objects. To this extent, i-locate is engineered to address very clear market requirements emerging from a core of specialised SMEs, targeting the following objectives:
- To create a public geoportal, the so-called ‘virtual hub’, that will collect, make discoverable and provide access to indoor geographical information of publicly accessible buildings as Open Data.
- To extend current open standards to support indoor/outdoor LBS based on sound privacy and security policies, for the highest protection of personal/critical data.
- To develop an open source ‘toolkit’ for LBS supporting integrated indoor-outdoor asset and people as well as their tracking and routing based on the aforementioned open standard protocols.
- To develop few clients for mobile devices (App) accessing the toolkit’s services via the aforementioned open standard protocols.
- To test for more than one year- the ‘virtual hub’ and the ‘toolkit’ in the context of public health, private and public services with the involvement of real users and stakeholders within 13 pilots sites in 8 EU countries.
- To promote a number of openness and awareness-rising activities targeted at maximising the impact of the project within the widest community of stakeholders through series of conferences, workshops, training actions.
- To stimulate innovation and business activities around indoor Geographic Information through direct access to smeSpire, the largest network of geo-ICT SMEs in Europe, to ensure that the relevant critical mass is created around the results of i-locate and to foster development of innovative services.
The consortium gathers 24 partners, including technical developers, final users and technical partners providing to final users as well as other partners in charge of horizontal activities such as definition of business models, exploitation and dissemination activities.
The project will facilitate the design, development and demonstration of a future-proof active smart micro-grid system to integrate and optimise multiple small to medium sized energy sources and loads.
The overarching objective is to capitalise on the availability of local and large renewable energy resources and adapting them for solutions to sustainability in terms of electric power demand and supply