Scotland: Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland, will be working towards making real-time data available to public. The new City Technology Platform will integrate the data streams, analyse the information, present it in a meaningful format and make it open to the public. It will be accessed through websites and smartphone apps including a data portal, a mapping portal and the MyGlasgow dashboard. In January, the city beat 29 others to win £24 million (US$38 million) from the Technology Strategy Board – the UK Government’s innovation agency – to help make life in the city safer, smarter and more sustainable.
Another feature of the project is to give the public easy access to real time information which could take the stress out of day-to-day problems such as trying to find a parking space, avoid traffic jams as well as information like bin collection days, traffic conditions and bus times, air and noise pollution hotspots, flood warnings, weather alerts.