Marineterrein is a living lab located in the centre of Amsterdam that collects and shares public data between trusted parties. Hayo Schreijer – managing director of Dexes and one of AMdEX’ founding partners – tells all about this field lab at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam.
What was the objective of the usecase?
“The first usecase was to make data collected in the public space accessible to third parties, such as businesses, artists, local authorities, journalists and residents. While looking at facility data for the smart building case, we also looked at data collected from public space as a clear smart city user case. While looking at facility data for the smart building case, we also looked at data collected from public space as a clear smart city user case. Our objective was to share the collected data on the actual Marineterrein, based on agreements and rules, using iSHARE and Solid Pods. A pod is a decentralised data store. When data is stored in someone’s pod, they control which people and applications can access it.”
What were biggest challenges?
Translating agreements between actual people into actual rules which can be read by machines was most challenging. Sensors and machines all have their own data formats, so there were many practical issues regarding data standardisation. Lampposts for example are not standardised. Luminis, one of our endorsing partners, created an extra layer that takes all the different data formats and transforms them into a standardised data stream. This made the application developer very happy.”