Pilot 1: Air quality

This pilot exposes the air quality data as required by the European standard specification that prescribes the usage of a common XML format. It consists of measurement station data about raw air quality that are published with a delay of 24 hours, since there is the need to validate the data by local authority as to verify the correct of the measurement stations.

Air quality data can have a big impact on the citizenship and it is important to not generate unnecessary concerns.Thanks to the Open-DAI platform this output is exposed using a SOAP web service and a REST API, breaking the silos and exposing the data as a data service.

The API is published at the Open-DAI store.

Pilot 2: Transport

Piedmont Region, in November 2012, financed a complex project of urban mobility (time span 2013-2015) with a redesign of the data set about the transport data silos where are collected informations about bus stops and transport companies — that receive contributions from local provinces for the service of public transport.

The data is being redesign during the course of the Open-DAI operation, new data sets will be added as they will be consolidated in the new system, right now two API are available:

Pilot 3: Accident

Silos behind this pilot is an application that collects data using sensors that capture traffic informations about accidents in the Turin municipality in defined periods of time and the TWIST service that collect accident information.

Thanks to the Open-DAI project the Piedmont Region managed to correlated these two silos that was previously isolated since the traffic information is collected by 5T, the public owned company that manages transportatino systems, and the accident information is collected to be later send to the Italian national statistical institute (ISTAT).

The API produced is not an Open Data one, but reserved to PA usage (due to privacy constraints), and exposes the location of the accident and its time information, and the position of the traffic sensors with the traffic information at a given time.

The pilot implemented a dashboard that allow the public administrator to choose one of the accident and to check the status of the traffic at that moment.  The pilot will evolve to add further analisys.

Dashboard of the accident pilot
Dashboard of the accident pilot

Pilot 4: Emergency call

The emergency call pilot started as an application for smart phone to collect accident information from citizen thus using the citizen as a sensor for the public administration, and to to this the project developed an app for calling the emergency number that at the same time collected the accident location.

Thanks to this initiative the Piedmont Region together with the 118 decided to further invest in the solution.

Since the Open-DAI pilot was released with a BSD licence it was reused by the company that manages the 118 informative system to further integrate the app with the system and needs of the 118 extending it.

In november 2013 it was officially presented the flagmii application that evolve the Open-DAI pilot approaches and is integrated with the 118 systems.

Main screen
Main screen

The Open-DAI app was consequently retired to give to citizens a single app.

This has been a success of exploitment of the pilot, since it promoted a more integrated approach and gave to the pilot a lifespan well beyond the one of the project itself.

The code of the pilot can be found in the public github.