GENOA'S INFRASTRUCTURES

The infrastructures integrated in the iCity platform by the City of Genoa are mainly related with environmental and Citizens Information. 

 

Weather Stations

Description
 
The city of Genoa has a network of weather stations that provide information about temperature, humidity and wind speed from many providers. These infrastructures allow developing applications that show real time information about local weather. These data are also used by citizens but it’s also among the information used by its local civil protection. 

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free
 

Details
 
The information provided by this infrastructure of weather stations is the following: Temperature, Humidity, Wind, Average wind, Rain day, Rain rate, Dew point, Pressure, Minimum temperature, Max temperature, Max wind speed, Max rain rate, Month rain, Year rain,etc.
 
 
Technical name
 
PLTGEN0005

Properties
Units
  • urn:average_wind
  • urn:dew_point
  • urn:humidity
  • urn:max_rain_rate
  • urn:max_temperature
  • urn:max_wind_speed
  • urn:minimum_temperature
  • urn:month_rain
  • urn:pressure
  • urn:rain_day
  • urn:rain_rate
  • urn:status
  • urn:temperature
  • urn:wind
  • urn:year_rain
Km/h
C
%
mm/h
C
Km/h
C
mm
hPa
mm
mm/h
status
C
Km/h
mm
Status: INTEGRATED.
 
 

Citizen’s Desk

Description
 
This infrastructure is mainly based on the information stored on a database and managed through web and mobile applications. Through this system citizens may request information about department or work processes, receive documentation or forms by mail or fax, check the opening hours of the offices. There is also information about tourist and cultural points of interest, or security and public health structures (police stations, hospitals, embassies, etc.).

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free
 

Details
 
The system is managed and used by various offices spread on the municipal territory but it will be expanded and will also supply information of other surrounding areas in an integrated way. The structure is already designed for distributed gathering of information from different sources.
The information offered to developers is:
 
o   List of items and offices available
 
o   Request the last available data from one or more items and/or office.
 
To request for information, please use the following properties:
 
For obtaining all the data, please use n=0
 
·         urn:infocity:area
GET http://icity-gw.icityproject.com:8080/developer/api/observations/last?id=1478&property=urn:infocity:area&n=0

 

·         urn:infocity:topic
GET http://icity-gw.icityproject.com:8080/developer/api/observations/last?id=1478&property=urn:infocity:topic&n=0

 

·         urn:infocity:topic: {TOPIC}
GET http://icity-gw.icityproject.com:8080/developer/api/observations/last?id=1478&property=urn:infocity:topic&n=0&filter=scuola

 

·         urn:infocity:office
GET http://icity-gw.icityproject.com:8080/developer/api/observations/last?id=1478&property=urn:infocity:office&n=0

 

·         urn:infocity:office:data: {OFFICE}
<div>
GET http://icity-gw.icityproject.com:8080/developer/api/observations/last?id=1478&property=urn:infocity:office&n=0&filter=4

 

GET http://icity-gw.icityproject.com:8080/developer/api/observations/last?id=1478&property=urn:infocity:office&n=100&filter=BIBLIOTECA

 

Technical name
 

PLTGEN0011

 

Properties
Units
  • urn:infocity:area
  • urn:infocity:topic
  • urn:infocity:topic:{TOPIC}
  • urn:infocity:office
  • urn:infocity:office:data:{OFFICE}
Information
Information
Information
Information
Information
 

Status: INTEGRATED.
 
 

Traffic Webcam System

Description
 
The Traffic Webcam System is composed by about 25 Webcams, located on the municipality territory. They have a resolution equal to 352 × 288. This infrastructure will be integrated with new webcams during the next years. This infrastructure offers images obtained from these traffic cameras.

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free


Details
 
The information provided by this infrastructure are  images obtained from traffic cameras located around the municipality.
 
 
Technical name
 
PLTGEN0021

Properties
Units
  • urn:genova:traffic
Traffic

Status: INTEGRATED

 

Wifi Hotspots

Description
 
FreeWiFiGenova is the name of the project of the Municipality of Genoa for the free internet navigation via wi-fi network. Among the objectives of the service there is an increased accessibility of information for citizens and tourists. The service is available in the main city squares, libraries and museums with over 130 hot-spots that allow free navigation for 300 MB per day (no time limits) on the Internet. 

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free


Details
 

This network uses an innovative methodology for the distribution of networks (more precisely Virtual LANs used for Wi-Fi connectivity) between geographically distant sites. The main functionality of this information system is related with the list of hotspots avaliable.

 
Technical name
 
PLTGWI0011

Properties
Units
  • urn:genova:wifi
info

Status: INTEGRATED

 

Tourism Webcams

Description
 
The Tourism Webcam System is composed by a few Webcams, located on the municipality territory. They have a resolution equal to 1024 × 768.

This infrastructure starting with 8 webcams will be integrated with new webcams during the next years. 

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free


Details
 

This infrastructure makes accessible to developers the list of webcams data available in Genova.

 
Technical name
 
PLTGEN0031

Properties
Units
  • urn:genova:toursimwebcam
info

Status: INTEGRATED

Air Sensors

Description
 
In our city and Province, we have a network of air sensors that provide information about various data regarding different pollutants. These data are reported in conjuction with the Province of Genova.  

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free
 

Details
 
The information provided by this infrastructure of air sensors is the following: C6H6,NO2,O3,CO,SO2,etc.
 
 
Technical name
 
PLTGEN0010

Properties
Units
  • urn:air_qualityNO2
  • urn:air_qualityO3
  • urn:air:qualityCO
  • urn:air_qualitySO2
  • urn:air_qualityC6H6
µg/m3
µg/m3
mg/m3
µg/m3
µg/m3
Status: INTEGRATED.
 
 

Hydrometers

Description
 
The Hydrometer network are based on ultrasonic measuring principle, records the time required for the sound wave to travel to the liquid surface and return.

As the pulse propagation speed is highly influenced by air density and so by temperature, the measurement is automatically compensated using the temperature valu acquired locally by an integrated sensor.

The sensor is housed inside a glass reinforced Nylon enclosure with protection grade IP66/67; it is then installed inside a white aluminium shield to prevent direct solar irradiation and to provide at the same time a correct ventilation.

The sensor uses a non-contact method of detecting level of water and it's characterized by the absence of moving mechanical parts. This way the ultrasonic system is virtually maintenance free.

 

Policies and rules
 
Service limitation: None
 
Cost: Free
 

Details
 
The Hydrometer information service is available as a simply HTTP GET request  and  sensors are polled every 10 minutes to provide the information offered by this infrastructure. 
 
 
Technical name
 
PLTGEN0041

Properties
Units
  • hydro
none
Status: INTEGRATED.