Tools

The OrganiCity tools and data sources enable a variety of citizens to take part in a collaborative process of city making. These tools share and utilise data which has been made available across Aarhus, London and Santander.

Your feedback on these tools, and your proposals for experiments will influence how this toolkit expands with software and hardware to enable a wide variety of citizens' experiments.

Much more detailed information about all of these tools, our API's and the entire OrganiCity platform is available in our Experimentation-as-a-Service Facility (draft) document.

OrganiCity Scenarios
OrganiCity APIs
Urban Data Observatory
Tinkerspace
Smartphone Experimentation
Opportunistic Connectivity Services
Crowdsourcing of Data Annotations
Sensinact
TSmarT
DUL Radio
Experimenter Portal
Processing WebSocket Library

OrganiCity Scenarios

A portal for citizens to create, discuss and evaluate scenarios for how the smart city of the future might work. Experimenters and communities can upload their ideas to gather feedback from other citizens.

OrganiCity APIs

Across the cities of Aarhus, London and Santander, we have opened up a collection of APIs with different purposes. Citizens with the required programming expertise may use these to develop advanced experiments using the data sources and tools available in OrganiCity.

Urban Data Observatory

An application that allows users to browse, search, download and visualise city data from all OrganiCity cities for their experiments.

Tinkerspace

Tinkerspace allows citizens to build smartphone applications using live urban data in simple steps, without any coding experience needed.

Smartphone Experimentation

A platform which can gather and process data from the sensors and communication interfaces of the smartphones of volunteers and use them to run experiments.

Crowdsourcing of Data Annotations

Set parameters to be annotated (e.g. tag lists, areas in city, time during the day etc.) while volunteers can describe the urban data using annotations in an app.

Sensinact

The goal of sensiNact is to ease the development of applications involving "Internet of Things" devices deployed in the city. SensiNact provides a graphical user interface which can help find devices in the city, and an editor to write code for applications. The applications can be deployed and executed on an IoT gateway.

Find out more about sensiNact here on the senSinact website.

TSmarT

TSmarT is an IoT multi-sensor wireless device providing temperature, humidity and illuminance data. Based on UNB (Ultra Narrow Band) radio technology, allowing low energy consumption and global coverage, the information collected by the sensors is sent to different cloud platforms, allowing the experimenters to create remote control applications.

DUL Radio

The DUL-radio is a sensor board which features a built-in 3 axis accelerometer and a radio transmitter with a range similar to that of Bluetooth connections. Additional sensors can be connected to the board.

Experimenter Portal

The OrganiCity experimenter portal is a hub where all registered experimenters can log in and in one place interact with the tools they need to create and manage their work. It will be made available to each successful experimenter, and will enable the creation and modification of experiments, the monitoring of progress and the analysis of results in user friendly way.

Processing WebSocket Library

This library enables experimenters who have skills in the Processing programming language to easily connect to data streams from IoT devices in the OrganiCity facility. They may then actuate events in real-time as part of their Processing sketches.

Coming soon

We are currently developing tools which will be available later in the year or during the second open call in 2017. Our co-creation process means this toolbox will evolve through our engagement with communities and experimenters: you can affect the direction and the functionalities that these tools incorporate. Our flexible framework can integrate new datasets, new functionalities and new cities.

Contact us if you would like to request additions or if you would like to know more about the tools via info@organicity.eu.


Opportunistic Connectivity Services

When data does not need to be immediate or real-time, this technology can find the best way to return data to a server in situations where data connections are not always available.

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