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A swarm of electronic dragonflies

A swarm of electronic dragonflies | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A Spanish startup shows how the internet of machines is changing the business world having installed their sensors into everything from space ships to koala bears.
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Our world is urban: cities will be smarter, with informatics, open data networks, sensors and services
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50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired!

50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired! | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets.
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Nat Sones's curator insight, March 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Internet of things, world of connection. The cities of today and tomorrow will be as driven by devices as individual people are now. 

Paco Prieto's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:15 AM

Muy interesante. !! Fantásticas aplicaciones en el mundo del agua !! @juanpaespi

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:41 AM

Great list of applications of sensors grids.

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And the Next 35 Resilient Cities Are... : The Rockefeller Foundation

And the Next 35 Resilient Cities Are... : The Rockefeller Foundation | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Judith Rodin of the Rockefeller Foundation was in Singapore last week to announce the next 35 cities to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network. 

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Highlights from this round of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge:

Applications were submitted by 331 cities across 94 countries, spanning six continents and written in 7 different languages.The sizes of the entrant cities ranged from fifty thousand to well over ten million.Nearly 70 percent of all Challenge entries came from the developing world.And more than 80 percent indicated an excitement to partner with other cities in their resilience efforts.

With the addition of the 35 new cities, the 100 Resilient Cities Network will now impact more than 700 million people across the globe: that means one-fifth of the world's urban population now lives in a city that is a part of 100 Resilient Cities Network.

 

Barcelona is included in this round.

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Barcelona's Sentilo smart city the first built by a municipality - Rethink Internet of Things

Barcelona has bucked the almost irresistible trend to let an external agency design a ‘smart city,’ and instead has done it itself. The result is an open source software suite called Sentillo and already it has been adopted by two other Spanish cities. The design relies almost entirely on the range of Waspmote sensors from Libelium…

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Libelium has recently unveiled a raft of new products including upgrades to the Waspmote sensor platform, which is essentially a micro controller and an antenna to which users can attach any of 70 sensors to.

 

Sentilo claims to be the first smart city platform developed by a municipality and the Barcelona City Council designed Sentilo to monitor noise and air pollution, starting out in a large public square in the city. 

 

In terms of the system architecture, the Libelium Waspmotes transmit the data they collect back to the Sentilo platform via ZigBee and 802.15.4 in 868MHz and 900MHz, as well as using Wi-Fi, BLE and 3G/GPRS. The data is backhauled by the Meshlium hub, which can be linked to Sentilo by Ethernet, WiFi or 3G/GPRS.

 

The Meshlium gateway stores the collated data locally in case it loses its connection with the cloud software. It is driven by Power over Ethernet, which can be delivered from an AC power line, DC battery or solar panel, or even a car cigarette lighter plug. The gateway uses an Atheros AR5213A IEEE 802.11b/g or 802.11 a/b/g chipset and runs an open source Linux OS called the Manager Meshlium System.

 

‘The main goal of the Sentilo platform is to make it easy for cities to integrate data from different sensors and facilitate Smart City deployments,’ said Jordi Cirera, Sentilo’s project manager for Barcelona City Council. ‘With Sentilo and Libelium’s products working together in an open, interoperable sensor infrastructure, new opportunities are now open to any city that does not wish to pay the price of closed, proprietary solutions.’

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Alicia Asin: "Big Data and the Hypocrisy of Privacy" - Strata Europe 2014 - YouTube

http://youtu.be/oWwQfgpvlzI?list=PL055Epbe6d5Y8aARKdXVVtJnEttlhsRyf
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Alicia Asin's keynote at Strata Hadoop World 2014, in Barcelona.

“Welcome to the era of big, bad, open information.”

Analysts have predicted huge numbers of Internet-connected devices in our future for years now. We may dispute the number, but it is clear that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce a colossal amount of data.

 

Social networks collect masses of data and so do the sensor networks that blanket our cities and everywhere else—from outer space down to our personal items. Before we can even figure out how huge data can translate to information, via context, people are already declaring a state of surveillance capitalism running our lives. The question of privacy looms large. Is it hypocrisy? What would happen if big data were open data?

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Smart cities data standards released | Civil Service World

Smart cities data standards released | Civil Service World | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

BSI says that its new guide to data interoperability, PAS182, will make it easier for the public and private sector to share information to promote economic growth.

 

The company was commissioned to produce the document by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is aimed at city leaders – particularly policy developers within local government.

 

A statement from BSI said: “Data can transform the capability of a city, enabling the development of systems and services, and supporting informed decisions. ...


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Program | Border Sessions - International Technology Festival in the Hague

Program | Border Sessions - International Technology Festival in the Hague | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 @ 12:45

With the Internet of Things, Barcelona is Getting Smarter

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Barcelona is the first municipality to develop its own Smart City Cloud platform. The Barcelona City Council designed an open source IoT software suite called Sentilo, and use it to monitor noise and air pollution. Initial installation took place in a large, public city square. Subsequent deployments blanket the city, and other cities have been eager to adopt the platform.

 

At Border Sessions in the Hague, Alicia Asin of Libelium will talk about Smart City challenges, and cite best practices of global cities such as Barcelona, a city that is taking a long-term view on integrating technology to benefit citizens and visitors.

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Megacities – Évolution de 10 des plus grandes villes du monde entre 1900 et 2014

Megacities – Évolution de 10 des plus grandes villes du monde entre 1900 et 2014 | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

« The Age of Megacities » est un site qui permet de contempler l’impressionnante évolution de 10 des plus grandes villes du monde entre 1900 et 2014, de Tokyo à Paris en passant par Londres, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Los Angeles et les autres… Le monde compte aujourd’hui 28 mégapoles, et ce nombre est appelé à grandir dans les années qui viennent… Je vous invite à visiter l’excellent site The Age of Megacities.

 

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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Smart Cities Council | Why cloud services make sense for cities large and small

Smart Cities Council | Why cloud services make sense for cities large and small | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Saving money by modernizing outdated technology
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The key takeaway for cities is that with Cloud services they can save money by modernizing outdated technology. Cities can choose to build their own Cloud platform (such as the city of Barcelona has done), or use the technology as a service, now available for a smaller investment.

 

The Smart Cities Council publishes a wealth of resources, articles, expert opinions, case studies, etc., and is well worth reading.

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Libelium Smart Logistics Sensors Add Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring | Business Wire

Libelium Smart Logistics Sensors Add Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring | Business Wire | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Libelium releases Smart Logistics modules for Waspmote that monitor location data in real time via 3G+GPS, collect sensor data and transmit to the Cloud

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Smart Logistics applications include continuous vehicle fleet tracking, container goods control, and asset management, or other location-based services.

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Wait for the Bus inside a Giant Typographic Sculpture in Baltimore

Wait for the Bus inside a Giant Typographic Sculpture in Baltimore | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Residents of a neighborhood in Baltimore now have the most obvious place to wait for a bus ever designed. The ingenious stop is comprised of three 14' typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word "BUS" while functioning as benches and a novel leisure space.

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Scott Ferguson - Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 1 | Future Cities

Scott Ferguson - Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 1 | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
IHS analysts reveal that big data and its close cousin, open data, are laying the foundations for how metropolises can change the way we think about governance, infrastructure, public safety, and more.
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Analytics, big and open data, and the information that people are willing to provide may have the most influence on how urban places are developing.

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SPUR urbanists on improving VTA public transit in car-centric Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Business Journal

SPUR urbanists on improving VTA public transit in car-centric Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Stop expanding roads, increase transportation funding and focus on public transit hubs: Urban planning group SPUR outlines its vision for decreasing car dependence in Silicon Valley.
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Discussing Smart Cities, we're always looking for ways to improve transport systems. That is one reason why I've included this most timely article from Silicon Valley, the home of innovation, where everyone drives, and public transport is difficult. Beyond trams, trains and light rail, we should stop building new roads, listen to citizens, develop transit hubs, access real time information. etc...

Can the home of new car companies such as Tesla, this cradle of technology, of startups and the VCs who fund them, be a showplace for efficient, modern, cheap and clean public transportation? That would be a Silicon Valley achievement.

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Smart Cities Council | What is your smart city IQ? These 100 cities will soon know

Smart Cities Council | What is your smart city IQ? These 100 cities will soon know | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The popular smart city rankings conducted by Council Advisor Boyd Cohen have been enhanced this year with expanded indicators, a new advisory panel and an exciting invitation for 100 cities around the world to see how they rank. Is your city on the list?
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Boyd Cohen's new city rankings survey has been revised to 62 indicators; of those 16 directly overlap with the new ISO sustainable cities standard.

The Index has also been expanded this year to include 25 countries from all four regions of the world, selected on the basis of their 2014 Innovation Cities Index Score.

Are these the 100 smartest cities?

 If you have questions, contact bcohen@udd.cl.

EUROPE: London, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Stockholm, Hamburg, Lyon, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Helsinki, Manchester, Frankfurt, Oslo, Leipzig, Brussels, Marseille, Düsseldorf, Strasbourg, The Hague, Cologne, Bordeaux, Barcelona.ASIA PACIFIC: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, Yokohama, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Wellington, Singapore, Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Taipei, Bangkok.LATAM: São Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Medellin, Curitiba, Monterrey, Brasilia, Bogotá, Panama City, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Puebla, Recife, Cordoba, San Salvador, Porto Alegre, San Jose, Costa Rica, Guadalajara, Valparaíso, Caracas, Santo Domingo, DR, Montevideo, Santiago, Lima.NORTH AMERICA: San Francisco - San Jose, New York, Boston, Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Montréal, Vancouver, Raleigh-Durham, Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, Portland, Minneapolis-St Paul, Newark, Québec, Denver, Kansas City.
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MESH Cities-distributing a smart urban future, with Libelium's 54 days of Smart City Christmas...

MESH Cities-distributing a smart urban future, with Libelium's 54 days of Smart City Christmas... | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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"Life is like a box of Waspmotes..." and here are Libelium's gifts for a smart urban future. All these Smart City products and applications are based on Waspmote wireless sensors.

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David Gascón, Libelium CTO, keynote talk at EmTech España November 2014, Valencia

Slide deck from David Gascón, Libelium CTO -- November 2014 keynote presentation at EmTech España. A discussion of Libelium's experience in the Internet of Things, from Smart City deployments to a space launch, including entrepreneurial projects involving sensor integration in many different market segments.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QayGMeKQu0E&feature=em-subs_digest

 

Libelium is connecting the physical world to the Internet.

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Smart Cities Council | Council joins a who's who of smart city thought leaders in Barcelona

Smart Cities Council | Council joins a who's who of smart city thought leaders in Barcelona | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As city leaders, academics and leading smart cities practitioners from around the world gather in Barcelona this week, the Smart Cities Council is sharing expertise on a host of issues critical to the future of cities. Click for a look at some of the hot topics on the agenda and who's weighing in.
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People & social development; efficient energy; traffic & transportation; integrating & managing data; sustainability & foresight; interoperability of systems & services -- these are the prime concerns.

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Internet of Things could offset government inaction on climate

Internet of Things could offset government inaction on climate | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The latest election results mean the U.S. probably will spend less effort on climate. That's where the Internet of Things comes in.
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W. Davidson Stephenson writes in Green Biz, citing a United Nations report published this month that 97 percent of scientists agree that global warming is real and  worse than ever. While probably not enough to combat such a serious challenge, the Internet of Things will help fill the gap, by helping bring about an era of unprecedented precision in the use of energy and materials.

Most important, the Internet of Things is a critical component in smart grid electrical strategies, critical to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

 
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The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge – live

The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge – live | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
To celebrate World Cities Day, we’re putting 36 terrified contestants from around the world in the ‘hot seat’ to tell us their city’s best idea – and why other cities should adopt it. Cheer them on!
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World Cities Day -- and so many interesting ideas are in the air. Barcelona says that planning should be top of mind, to give cities the means to evolve -- for example, a city planner for every 1,000 habitants of a city. 

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Business Models and the Internet of Things - YouTube

"Even though digitalisation has radically changed the way we do business, the physical and the digital world are still separated from each other. This is about to change with the Internet of Things..."

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Connecting the physical world with the digital world is the essence of the Internet of Things. But what things? How will the IoT affect business model innovation? 

 

A very nice video animation from the University of St Gallen (Switzerland) and Bosch's IoT lab gives an entertaining overview of the implications of this new interconnectivity (from the series called "Little Green Bags").  

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A Generalized Approach to IoT Sensor Deployment and Maintenance - YouTube

Bruce Sinclair from The IoT Inc Business Channel interviews David Gascon, CTO & co-founder of Libelium, the Spanish company that designs hardware and software for Wireless Sensor Networks. 


"We have designed a complete approach that consists of a hardware solution, a SDK, and an API. The idea is to provide system integrators and consultants the right tools to implement any application in many verticals, from agriculture, to Smart Cities, to security, to industrial automation... so using a core platform and the same API being able to cope with many verticals in the market. The hardware platform is called Waspmote."...

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Libelium's David Gascon talks about sensors, communication protocols and Cloud connectivity -- explaining how sensor nodes work in Smart Cities, in agriculture, and in industry in real projects all around the world. 

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Why China will leapfrog the world in Internet of Things

Why China will leapfrog the world in Internet of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The U.S. led the world in the PC revolution. Europe was where cell phones took off. So where will the wellspring of innovation and customer adoption take place for the Internet of Things?
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Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks tells us that China may be the country that will massively adopt Internet of Things technology. He says it's because they need it, and we know that they're building from scratch.

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Anna's curator insight, October 7, 1:50 AM

Китай всё же станет лидером IoT

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From hype to reality for the IoT with the Gartner hype cycle

From hype to reality for the IoT with the Gartner hype cycle | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Will the IoT have a smooth transition from the top of the hype cycle to general acceptance?
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As Paul Wallbank says, the IoT is a collection of different technologies, and that makes this particular hype cycle different.

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Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 2 | Future Cities

Big Data & Open Data Keys to Smart Cities, Part 2 | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
IHS analysts reveal that big data and its close cousin, open data, are laying the foundations for smart cities. Part two of a two-part blog.
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The Smart Santander project includes 'participatory sensing.' This service aims at exploiting the use of citizens’ smartphones to make people become systematic observers and contributors of data. It takes advantage of the ability of these devices to be connected to people and with people as well as to the core network.

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Humberto Figliuolo Junior's curator insight, August 7, 4:06 PM

2 parte do artigo bastante interessante sobre como usar grande massas de dados para gerar informações que podem direcionar ações e tomada de decisão nas grandes cidades.

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Startup map: IOT companies (UK & Europe)

Startup map: IOT companies (UK & Europe) | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
As of May 13th 2013, started by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) founder of the Good Night Lamp & co-organiser of the Internet of Things Meetup in London (@iotlondon)
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A useful map of IoT startups and companies put together by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) founder of the Good Night Lamp & co-organiser of the Internet of Things Meetup in London (@iotlondon). 

In case you'd like to add to this, Alex has provided a form: 

https://designswarm.typeform.com/to/laEzXM

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Internet of Things - M2M Magazine

Challenges and Opportunities in the Internet of Things - M2M Magazine | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

  By Alexander Damisch, Director IoT, Wind River The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just a technology, or a system, or an architecture—it is mainly a business case...

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Susan Llewelyn Leach - Smart Avenue, Barcelona | Future Cities

Susan Llewelyn Leach - Smart Avenue, Barcelona | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona's elegant shopping boulevard, is being transformed into the city's smartest.
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Josep Ramon Ferrer, Barcelona's Smart City director, sees these innovations as part of an inevitable progression. Just as the public couldn't imagine being in an urban environment where there is no water, electricity, or sewers, he says, in the future, it will be inconceivable not to have smart technology.

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