Activity 1

Activity 1: Data preparation and open data infrastructure assessment

 

Main objective

Prepare data and open data infrastructure for Smart Management Platform.


Tasks

  • Task 1.1: Data definition and requirements definition
  • Task 1.2: Services and Use Cases refinement
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Task 1.1 Data definition and requirements definition

The data requirements and their definition for each case study were in a first stage based on literature review, where were identified in previous studies the datasets needed to address the challenges in the framework of UCD Lab project. During this datasets exploration phase, regular meetings with the city of Lisbon were carried out to identify the datasets that the city of Lisbon has already collected in their transactional systems along with data available in Lisbon open data portal (Lisboa Aberta) that could be used in the development of each case study of the project.

Besides these meetings with the city of Lisbon, also meetings with external entities namely EMEL (a municipal company that manages parking and a bike sharing system in Lisbon) and contacts with CARRIS (a bus service provider in Lisbon) where made to identify datasets and their respective characteristics to be used in the development of the case studies.

 

Task 1.2 Services and Use Cases refinement

For the definition of the services and use cases several meetings were taken place with several departments of the city of Lisbon, namely with the Lisbon Urban Intelligence Center (CGIUL) that make the bridge and identified the needs of the different departments regarding services that can be useful for their operation. For the definition and refinement of each case study regular meetings were made with:

  • EMEL (a municipal company that manages parking and a bike sharing system in Lisbon) for the definition of the case study #1 – Micromobility
  • DMHU (Municipal Department for Urban Hygiene) for the definition of the case study #2 – Waste management
  •  DMMC/DS and SMPC (Municipality Service for Civil Protection) for the definition of the case study #4 – Pollution
  • Contacts with CARRIS (a bus service provider in Lisbon) for the definition of the case study #5 – Crowd management

The definition of the case studies along with the services they can provide is an iterative process and is dependent of the characteristics and limitations of the datasets that consequently will influence the results, obtained in the modelling phase. To guarantee that the final models provide the necessary basis to produce a service that could be useful for the city of Lisbon, adjustments are made in the initial questions addressed, always with straight cooperation between the technical team that is developing the models and the several departments/entities interested in the development of the project.