OGC hosts successful launch of Smart Cities Tech Pilot
SCIRA Pilot will help bring smart cities standards to the public safety community in the US and around the world.
30 August 2019: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), in collaboration with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the City of St Louis, Missouri, has launched a smart cities technology integration pilot, helping bring smart cities standards to the public safety community in the US and around the world.
Through this pilot, taking place at T-REX, the downtown St. Louis technology innovation center, the partners will research, design, and test the Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA) as an interoperable framework that integrates commercial, proprietary Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for public safety applications at the community level. The intended outcome of this smart city effort is to enhance public safety by creating efficient and effective operations across all city departments.
Left to right: Nadine Alameh, OGC CEO; Norman Speicher, Program Manager / Computer Scientist at DHS S&T; and Mayor Lyda Krewson, Mayor of the City of St. Louis., at the Launch of the PIlot
“With this pilot, we will be able to engage stakeholders in St. Louis to test how their technology can meet real city needs,” said William...