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Re: Step Fee Routes

  By: jw35 on July 19, 2018, 9:48 a.m.

Smart Panels aren't journey planners. Their function is to provide real time transport information to help inform people's journey decisions. Currently we don't have any real time information that's related to walking so issues about step free rou...

The SmartPanel 'Bus Timetable' widget

  By: jw35 on June 29, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Processing and displaying bus information is the most complex part of what the SmartPanel does, so the 'Stop Timetable' widget is worthy of detailed explanation. For your first SmartPanel layout you would be advised to stick to the Weather, Train ...

Re: Car park data problems

  By: jw35 on June 19, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

The city-centre car park feed failed again between 2018-06-18 20:02:05 and 2018-06-19 12:57:04. However this time we managed to investigate and believe that we've implimented a fix.

If you care, it seems that the web server from which we retrieve...

Car park data problems

  By: jw35 on June 12, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

We've recenty been havng some problems with our feeds of car park usage data. Our feed of data for the City Centre car parks wasn't working between 2018-05-03 and 2018-06-04, and seperately our feed of data for the Park & Ride car parks hasn't...

Re: Histon Rd

  By: jw35 on June 12, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

Thanks for the suggetsion (and the one for Milton Rd). We'll keep it in mind when we are next working on this part of the system.

Re: Bus Live Data Map

  By: jw35 on June 12, 2018, 9:19 a.m.

We have observed this too. There is nothing in the data we currently recieve that would alow us suppress such reports. Future work involves better matching of position reports to routes and the timetable which should alow us to detect buses that a...

Re: Bus Live Data Map

  By: jw35 on June 7, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

Thank you, that's a good point. We haven't been activly working on the bus map recently, but a recent deployment has switched the default to one that uses a different internal communication method to access the real-time bus data. As you point out...

Historic car park usage

  By: jw35 on May 15, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Our primary focus is on maintaining a real-time data processing platform, but we do maintain a historical record of the data we process. I'm currently working on a Web-based API that will make some of this historical data available for reuse. To g...

Cambridge Smart City Meetup

  By: jw35 on April 12, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Anone interested in this area might be interested in the new Cambridge Smart City Meetup group. The group's next meeting is a week today (19 April) at which Dan Clarke will be doing a presentation on the Cambridge public data and steering a discus...

First 'SmartPanel' deployed

  By: jw35 on March 21, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

The first of these 'SmartPanels' has been deployed. It's at Shire Hall.

Re: Are there any public/open data sources available for cambridge?

  By: jw35 on March 15, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Not yet I'm afraid, but doing somethoing in this area is something we'll be working on shortly.

Introducing the 'SmartPanel'

  By: jw35 on March 15, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

The Adaptive Cities team will shortly be rolling out an initial set of Adaptive City SmartPanels. These panels will be used to display travel information in the lobbies of public buildings to help inform travel choices.

They take advantage of the...

Re: Bus Live Data Map

  By: jw35 on Feb. 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

I'm glad you like the improvements. The map is very much a 'work in prgress' both for showing the best we can currently achieve and for tryling different representations.

We are just consumers of the real-time data, we don't have any control over...

Re: Smart city in a week - Cambridge project

  By: jw35 on Feb. 1, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

I'm sure we can help and would like to be involved. I'll get one of my colleagues who is more involved with the sensor network to get in touch.


Jon Warbrick
Adaptive Cities Programme, University of Cambridge