The new module called “Urban Analytics” was announced with 5.27 Geometa release. It’s main idea is to support decision-making in management of urban infrastructure development based on measurable data.
The first version of the module includes the following functionalities:
- Road Accidents — perform analysis to reveal road segments with higher risks of accidents with this thematic map. Identify the areas where accidents are most concentrated for a certain time period, study the information on each accident. Main goal is to help outline a road safety solution and reduce fatalities. A specific part of the city can also be selected to study how the number of accidents has changed there over time.
- Private Cars Map — calculate how many cars occupy certain areas and visualize it on the map, reveal residential areas with overcrowded parking lots.
- Number of residents — estimate how unevenly people are distributed between different areas of the city, and use this data to plan the development of the city and contribute to the fair allocation of city benefits.
- Availability of social facilities — analyze if enough households are provided with kindergartens and schools, as well as their overall accessibility on a city-wide scale. Simulate how the social inclusion of households changes if an educational facility was to be built nearby.
- Shared city photos — wondering what place in the city is the most popular? Our tool visualizes the attractiveness of an urban environment by analyzing the so-called digital footprint. This means geolocation of city street photos taken and posted on social networks.
- Concentration of earthworks — identify and visualize the places of concentration of accidents on engineering communications based on the data of orders for the production of earthworks, taking into account the time period of interest.
That’s all for today’s brief talk about the module itself. Learn more about possibilities and the areas of application in the coming posts, as well as about some of our selected tools.