Innovations in the Smart City Dashboard: Braunschweig’s data now available in real time


With the dashboard and the networked sensors, we are realising the next development step towards a holistic data platform. This platform is an essential tool for a modern and future-oriented administration. It enables the connection and collaboration of different data sources to create a comprehensive and efficient information basis.

Revised Smart City dashboard offers interactive map view for real-time data

The City of Braunschweig presents the revised Smart City Dashboard, which now offers an interactive map view for real-time data. The improved user-friendliness is achieved by mobile optimisation of the dashboard at Together, the Digitalisation Unit, Smart City and the digital agency KOM. DIA have revised and expanded the Smart City dashboard, as communicated by the city.

Dr Tobias Pollmann, Head of Digitalisation at the City of Braunschweig, is pleased to announce that residents now have access to the new Smart City Dashboard. He emphasises that the dashboard and the networked sensors represent a significant step towards an integrated data platform that acts as an essential tool for modern and innovative administration.

Further development of the measurement data collection planned

Previously, the dashboard contained data from ten weather stations in the city area as well as individual water and ground sensors. Now the readings from the city’s cycling counting stations and the current occupancy of the multi-storey car parks can also be accessed. In the area of environmental data, numerous new water sensors were installed in cooperation with the Braunschweig municipal drainage system. These provide information on the water level and water temperature at various points on the Oker. In the future, the frequencies of passers-by in the city centre will also be integrated. In addition, it is planned to further expand the use of ground sensors in connection with the planting of new trees in the city area.

Brunswick in numbers: A statistical analysis

As part of the Smart City process, Braunschweig has set itself the goal of constantly increasing the availability of data. Static data such as lists and tables are distinguished from dynamic data such as real-time measurements from sensors. Important stages were the introduction of the city’s Open Data portal and the launch of the Smart City Dashboard. Both projects are continuously optimised and expanded.

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