OUR OPEN URBAN DATA PLATFORM (DKSR-OUP)
The DKSR OUP is an open-source urban data platform based on the EIP SCC reference architecture and on specifications according to DIN SPEC 91357. The core technology is based on the field-tested UrbanPulse© Plattform, developed by the urban software institute [ui!], which has already been successfully implemented, tested, and is continuously enhanced in over 40 municipalities. The platform has its particular strengths operating IoT-based applications with real-time functionalities (such as environmentally sensitive traffic control). These applications account for a large part of the smart city solutions that can benefit from an OUP.
The DKSR OUP focuses on minimal latency, meaning that the time between data acquisition and data provided is kept as low as possible, within a milliseconds range. In this way, sensor data can be processed, analyzed, and distributed in near real-time, and used to immediately respond to what is happening in the city, municipality, or region. This is achieved by the DKSR OUP software architecture, which is completely event-based.
Core strengths of the DKSR OUP
The DKSR-OUP is the first available tested, robust, open-source platform. This means that everyone can freely access the platform’s source code, ensuring that cities and regions do not become dependent on one vendor.
DKSR operates an Open Source Programme Office (OSPO) in which developments from the open-source community can be reviewed and ideally made available to all users free of charge. In this way, the DKSR-OUP becomes the core of a community of smart cities and regions.
The Open Urban Platform (OUP) of the DKSR is a (near-) real-time data platform that follows the vision of open urban platforms as expressed by the European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) and defined as a standard in the DIN SPEC 91357framework.
The DKSR OUP focuses on minimal latency, meaning that the time between data acquisition and data provision is kept as short as possible. This allows sensor data to be processed, analyzed, and distributed in near real-time, and used to respond immediately to what is happening in the city, community, or region. With IoT entering the urban and municipal system landscape, applications with real-time functionalities (such as environmentally sensitive traffic control) make up a majority of smart city solutions that can benefit from an OUP.
As the first Open Urban Data Platform ever, the DKSR OUP solves the question of data sovereignty very concretely for you. Data is monitored and controlled via the integrated IDS Connector as a user interface. Behind this is the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) with its specially developed IDS architecture: data can thus be exchanged in a secure data space and restricted for the agreed purpose. Who uses the data, who sees it, and how it is used is all decided by the user himself via the architecture.
Municipal administration, companies, and individuals can use the information collected, generated, and provided by DKSR-OUP to optimize their individual decisions and improve their digitized services and processes. In doing so, the platform is highly scalable, allowing its users to grow with their respective needs. It can be used both by partners who want to gain initial experience in the smart city sector and by those who are already successfully operating their own sensor platforms in a decentralized manner and are now aiming for cross-domain data integration as a next step.
The DKSR OUP is FIWARE certified. This means that we use a central FIWARE component to structure data and data models in a standardized way: the Orion Context Broker. Via the NGSI-LD format, we can thus quickly provide good applications from one municipality to all other users.
To break down the data silos of different sensor platforms and municipal management systems of the specific domains, the platform offers a connector technology that can link heterogeneous data sources from all municipal sectors and then homogenize them. Ultimately, the DKSR OUP provides fully integrated access to urban sensor data from the different urban domains and combines them with existing data sources, all of these based on smart data and smart services. In this way, the DKSR OUP unifies the diverse city data sources to better visualize and understand them and to better address city needs.
Tried and tested connectors
Already today, there are 100+ connectors available and the number is growing with each project.
- Siemens Traffic Management System
- Yellow Map (Charging Stations)
Applied Standards, Technologies & Tools
Open Urban Platform (OUP)
Blueprint for information and communication technology in urban and municipal areas (DIN SPEC 91357).
Diva - Data inventory and valuation approach
Inventories your city’s data and makes it available with a unified metadata vocabulary.
Smart cities IKT with OUPplus
The standardized reference architecture for the implementation of smart city solutions and data infrastructure in urban areas.
Open Telekom Cloud
The Open Telekom Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering and is operated in German data centers
The DKSR platform includes the integrated FIWARE Context Broker and is therefore FIWARE-compatible.
International Data Space (IDS)
The new European standard for data sovereignty. Data sets can be provided with conditions of use. The basis of GAIA-X.
My Data Control Technologies
Technical implementation of data sovereignty, which is an essential component for informational self-determination.
We are constantly developing our platform and adapting it to common standards.
Overview of frequently asked questions about our platform
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DKSR ist der neutrale Manager für urbane Daten. Prinzipiell können alle datenbasierten Anwendungen für die Smart City durch DKSR unterstützt und umgesetzt werden, so lange sie den gängigen Anforderungen an Sicherheit und Interoperabilität entsprechen. DKSR bietet zudem ein rasch wachsendes Ökosystem an bereits geprüften Unternehmen, welche die Städte bei vielfältigen Herausforderungen von Verwaltung bis Mobilität unterstützen.
Bei Bedarf hilft das DKSR beim parallelen Aufbau einer Geodateninfrastruktur und stellt von Anfang an die Kompatibilität sicher.