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Internet of Things: Is Data the Future Language for Smart Cities

Internet of Things Smart Cities
Internet of Things Smart Cities
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Data Collected using Internet of Things will act as a language

When we think about smart cities of the future, we envision being surrounded by Internet of Things devices such as cameras, sensors, and radars. Data can be the source that can make improvement to a community life tangible. The use of data collected by hardware and software will only be good on how it is acted upon.

Geoff Short from MarketScale speaks to Sarah Glova, Director of Growth and Communications at NC RIoT at a prescient session in National Harbor, Maryland of Smart Cities Connect titled If Data is the New Oil, How do We Explore, Extract and Distribute Its Value?

Data standards have to be created to bring more collaboration between governments and these smart cities but they remain challenges that need attention of all those are involved.

“You can have a sensor that’s collecting data, but is it in the format you need? And as we think about cities that are right next to each other, if I’m measuring time in seconds and you’re measuring time in minutes, then that’s going to be a huge hurdle in how we share our data,” Glova told MarketScale,

NC RIoT is a North Carolina-based non-profit that brings Internet of Things companies, academics, governments, and businesses together to advance connectivity in cities and rural areas alike.

Data that was collected previously use to just be stored on servers and access for information, but data collected from smart cities will enable the sensors to act by themselves without human intervention saving lots of energy and benefiting environment.

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