Urban Sensing App – A Mobile Tool for Urban Sensing and Climate Monitoring in Smart Cities

Allbach, Benjamin and Henninger, Sascha and Griebel, Oliver (2015) Urban Sensing App – A Mobile Tool for Urban Sensing and Climate Monitoring in Smart Cities. REAL CORP 2014 – PLAN IT SMART! Clever Solutions for Smart Cities. Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 387-395.

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Mobility is a central aspect of today´s life. Humans have becomedigital nomads, just as information and knowledge is increasingly ubiquitously available. In addition to the smart networks (grid-based and wireless), which create a new urban topography, a new multifunctional tool becomes prominent: the smartphone. It has developed into an all-rounder and has established its significance for urban life. The homo sapiens has developed into the permanently wired homo junctus (or homo sapiens junctus). He takes in and designs his surroundings by using this new tool. It is the key to bi-directional exchange of information, money, authentications, support and communication with other people. The aim of this paper is to present a newly developed application, which will extend the smartphone functions in order to collect climate data automatically and autonomously in an urban sensing scenario. The smartphone sensors are read out and the results are converted into climate data. Thus, combined with crowd sourcing, a new type of climate monitoring is created. Additionally, it is demonstrated how the results of such measurements can be saved, interpreted, and of course used. Furthermore, some specific examples of mobile monitoring using smartphones, coupled with crowd sourcing, are presented, which illustrate how this type of climate measurement can increase the quality of life of the urban population

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Sensing App, Developement and Testing, Climate Monitoring, Smart Cities, Crowd Sourcing
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 10:00
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/205

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