Collection, processing and visualization of data from IoT devices, allow monitoring and evaluation of governmental (public) policies and practices at the level of accessibility, health and environment, like providing real-time information on waste collection, air pollution, traffic congestion, etc.
Moreover, the collection and correlation of governmental open data in different formats and from different sources can support the end-to-end supervision of public works.
In Athens Technology Center (ATC), we have been exploring such applications:
- via YourDataStories, where we focused on financial management and capturing the economic value of public works via the collection, homogenization, processing, and interconnection of openly available financial data from a variety of sources (eg UN, DIAVGEIA, etc).
- in DUET, where we leveraged the advanced capabilities of cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) to evolve the traditional public policy-making cycle using large open data sources.
- in Polivisu, a project aiming to promote data-driven policymaking as a solution to urban mobility challenges, including parking difficulties, traffic congestion, and inadequate transport infrastructure.
- in CEDUS, where we worked on searching, collecting, and analyzing geographical data from public & private sources (agencies, institutions and/or companies involved in the management of a city) to help predict future behaviors regarding air pollution, traffic, waste management, etc. but also by displaying real-time data on maps.