Smart Cities Data

Where information and communication technologies (ICTs), Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and other intelligent infrastructures comprise a bulk of the physical architecture of a smart city, data—and its collection, management, analysis, and application—compromise another vital layer in a smart city. These data are produced by sensors, made open through online repositories, and collected from third-party sources, and are both a direct product of advanced technical systems and a byproduct of such systems as data exhaust. Through algorithms and data-rich applications, smart city data fuel the insights and decision-making that bring a smart city to life. To fully support research and development into smart cities here at Georgia Tech, we work to bolster this data layer through data sharing agreements with key partners, shared infrastructures to collect, store, archive, and exchange data, and project pipelines between researchers, partners, and emergent initiatives.