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DKSR Glossary
DKSR Glossary

Open Urban Data Platform

An Open Urban Data Platform (OUP) is the necessary building block for the use of digital solutions in the course of sustainable and public welfare-oriented urban development. It allows urban data to be integrated, networked, and applied as needed to address challenges in various areas of urban design - be it for the purpose of more efficient traffic control, more environmentally sensitive building management, or more disability-friendly mobility services.

The platform consumes the data, stores and harmonizes it, supports a variety of analysis operations and enables access to the data by third-party systems. A so-called inbound layer, which consists of connectors, enables the consumption of data from various sources (e.g. sensors). Complementary to this, there is an outbound layer, which makes it possible to send processed data to third systems via standardized interfaces, or to enable third systems to access data.  

In this context, the platform acts as a kind of data hub. It consumes a wide variety of data sources, breaks down data silos and makes this data available to different applications as required.

The DKSR OUP is based on an open source approach. This means that our platform code - in line with the motto "public money, public code" - is publicly viewable on GitHub. Only by using open approaches can data-based solutions developed by individual municipalities be easily and quickly scaled up and transferred, and can contribute to the efficient handling of similar tasks in many different municipalities beyond organizational and city boundaries. To ensure conformity with BMWSB funding guidelines for Smart Cities model projects, our platform code is also accessible on Open Code; all code developed with DKSR as a platform partner will also be published there.

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