Hamburg – System of Systems

The Urban Data Platform Hamburg follows a system of systems approach and aims at making the city’s urban data findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable between systems. The Urban Data Platform builds on the existing Spatial Data Infrastructure and extends it with additional components, e.g., for handling sensor data or conducting data analysis. IT systems and/or services in various urban areas can thus be connected in a way that enables them to recognise one another and automatically exchange data. The data can be configured and evaluated individually via the Urban Data Platform and can be accessed in real time, depending on the user’s needs. Easy access to the data, combined with their great topicality, allows quick analyses at any time, which in turn contributes to quick decision-making. The Urban Data Platform Hamburg acts as the operating system for the digital twins of the City of Hamburg.

The City of Hamburg Urban Platform is supplemented on a test basis with the Smart City Ecosystem of T-LABS (Deutsche Telekom AG) to form a “System of Systems” following the DIN Spec 91357 on “Open Urban Platforms”. The aim is to improve the standardised connectivity to allocate (open data) apps and services to authorities, citizens and stakeholders. Digitisation leads to new service opportunities and data generation, which will be aligned, harmonised and managed by the Hamburg Urban Data Platform.

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