Cities, transportation providers, government administrations, utility companies, and other private-sector companies use the platform in order to publish, visualize, and share data in order to break down silos and facilitate their reuse. Data become easily understandable thanks to charts, tables, search, filtering, and mapping features. In turning all datasets into APIs with aggregation, faceting, query, and real-time capabilities, data can be reused in applications and new services that create new or improve services in the Smart City.
In addition, the platform has unique data distribution features via its sub domain capabilities. These allow data producers to much more easily publish their data and other content and push them to a parent domain with, for example, greater visibility in order to further improve the circulation and access to data.
One of the platform’s main goals is to serve as a central hub for data, to help build a data network. This would include Smart City and IoT data, in addition to government data and the data generated by citizens. It is only with the widest possible diversity of data that true data ecosystems can be created to maximize the possibilities of building innovative solutions to improve our cities and communities.