Rocking the Smart City Landscape – Transcription

Hey, everyone. I hope you had a nice lunch. So this is the first of three lightning talk sessions. The other two are tomorrow. I am always really excited about lightning talks because you can pack lot into an hour. And we are. We have nine five minute sessions. And I think that brings us to 45 minutes total talks. And the way these work for those unfamiliar with lightning talks is they’re strictly timed. They’re five minutes, exactly. So speakers, follow each other up in rapid succession. So there’s no Q&A between the talks, but at the end, we’ll bring everybody up and we’ll give everybody a chance to ask and answer questions about any of the talks. So please stick around until the end. For the speakers, I haven’t had a chance to talk to all of you individually, but you’re responsible for your own five-minute timing. I will raise my hand with one-minute left. Look out for that. I will be sitting right there. Just a couple quick announcements. Think birds of a feather board where you can put anything you want to discuss with the people here that is not a formal talk. It’s just anything you want to talk more deeply about after you maybe have seen an interesting talk. You can write your topic on the birds of a feather session board and there’s rooms for those available. The other thing that I quickly wanted to mention, I am a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation board of directors, and I think if you’re excited enough about OpenStreetMap to come here today, and I think you’re definitely excited about OpenStreetMap enough to become a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Becoming a member helps us enormously to have all of you represented as a mapping community. And to run the OpenStreetMap organization. So I encourage you to go to Join the OpenStreetMap Foundation. It’s 15 UK pounds per year. And it’s the best thing simple thing you can do for OpenStreetMap, of course, outside of mapping. Dale is giving out drink tickets for anyone who signs up with him. So, yeah, with that all done let’s so we did it a little bit different from the schedule. Javier, my Spanish is so bad he is going first. He needs to be somewhere else. The rest is in order of the printed schedule. Javier, take it away. Okay. Thank you very much. Thank you very much for the pleasure and the honor of being just after lunch. It’s hard, but it may get inside you if you want to rest. But, still, be attentive. Anyway, I’m from Latin America. I’m based in Bogota. I’m from Argentina. I am in a foundation that’s been using OpenStreetMap since 2010. We have been participating in some of the State of the Map events and so on. So we are here to advocate some help. Because, really, we are convinced that having so many large cities in Latin America, we can do something about the smart city participation. What we think, basically, is that we need to still go a long way about participation in cities and collaboration also. Because, although there are many initiatives that are helping the OpenStreetMap movement going forward, they are also scattered around and we have several tools to do so, but we still don’t have the very specific not to say the presentation but a place where these are developed. So I want to advocate and just point a few ideas about it. And maybe you could also feedback me on later on the breaks. So our idea is that basically there are so many tools, one much them being this porter from TriMed. TriMed is a huge is in Portland that includes buss and commuter trains and light rail also. That has so many users and it’s being used to plan a really smart city. This is done all together with the platform. Also, the OSEDES, it’s a server that takes that data from OpenStreetMap but it’s also for indoor mapping. This is very important for the recreation of purposes. Most of the malls and also campuses and, you know, bigger scale spatial objects can be done can be mapped in the mapping. And this is very important for us, because people may use them a lot. And also, there’s a project from StatCan, I don’t know if you have been at the HOT Summit? How many of you have been at the HOT Summit recently? This was in Canada. They ran a pilot to show that Ottawa could be covered altogether with an OpenStreetMap platform. And they must train governments that they can work together with civil society. So that’s our point. There are so many tools and also projects going on, but still we don’t have a specific focus on smart cities. So the idea was to share this advocate challenges we think about. Mostly about the appropriation of the great space for public and civic collaboration within this outlook that is going on mostly in Latin America. We’ll have really big cities. And this is very important for us. So I think we will be working in this issue. But also a good smart city plan should include the advocation for the bottom up approach. Most are built together with the private sector and governments, but they don’t expressive include the civic society participation. So I think it’s a great starting point that there are so many tools that we can do better in the future. So finally, making sure that the smart city includes us and it’s able to understand us. This will happen a lot with the future developments. Because if we really know that people are going to use our apps and our developments, then it’s much more easy to get to government and to stay closer to society as a whole. We are mostly technical people here, but really need to get into the talk and into the environment. So that was our point in bringing it here. We thank you for the opportunity to exchange more with you guys. So thank you very much for your time and for your moments. Thanks. [ Applause ]