This project will address how to build more extensive and effective city dashboards. It will tackle three sets of fundamental problems: data issues; visualisation/interaction issues; and analytics/modelling issues. It will use the solutions to undertake applied research that significantly extends the Dublin Dashboard through the development and testing of a new suite of querying, modelling and prediction/simulation modules and novel forms of multimedia interaction, including virtual reality, the projection of data onto architectural models, and converting data into audio-textual forms. This testbed will provide a template to develop, implement and test a Cork Dashboard and influence dashboard development globally.



Mapping the lateness of Dublin buses

Dublin Bus does not release location information of its buses while in motion. However, they do periodically release information gathered from each stop a bus makes. Sometimes it can be found on Smart Dublin. The BCD team looked at one of the days in a sample of this data added to Smart Dublin to track where, how late, and at what time of day buses were late in Dublin. Using R mapping and data table

Clustering Dublin traffic time series

Unsupervised clustering processes bring order to unexplored data by creating groups, or clusters, of input data objects based on properties which are otherwise difficult to see with the naked eye. The similarities and differences between clusters and their object members reveal a structure that can be further investigated. Clustering may be the first step in an analytical process to understand a large collection of data with multiple dimensions which are difficult to view at once.







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The Dublin Dashboard provides citizens, public sector workers and companies with real-time information, time-series indicator data, and interactive maps about all aspects of the city. It enables users to gain detailed, up-to-date intelligence about the city that aids everyday decision making and fosters evidence-informed analysis.

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The Cork Dashboard was launched by our team in December 2017 and builds on lessons learned from Dublin.

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The dashboards below are not linked to this project however they show different examples of city dashboards internationally.



To find out more about institutes and research groups carrying out similar or complimentary work click below.

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