Genegis GI presentted the H2020 project PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) during ASITA 2017 (XXI Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, November 2017, Salerno) in the section dedicated to Smart Cities, Apps & amp; Sustainability.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under SC1 Health, demographic change and well-being on the topic SC1-PM-18-2016 – Big Data supporting Public Health policies, which gives particular emphasis to the role of ICT in finding correlation among the different variables influencing diseases.
PULSE will engage in a collaborative dialogue with a range of stakeholders across five global cities (Barcelona, Birmingham, New York, Paris e Singapore) to transform public health from a reactive to a predictive system focused on both risk and resilience. To accomplish the transformation of public health systems, and stimulate the development of intersectoral policy in cities, PULSE will leverage large amounts of data from city governments, health systems, and citizens (via sensing technologies and social media).
The presentation in ASITA 2017 conference was focused on the innovative traits of the PULSE WebGis platform that will be developed in order to ensure the best use of geolocated population-based data in dynamic spatio-temporal health impact assessments: the collected data will be georeferenced, transformed into maps and also analysed using spatial statistical techniques, thus helping to improve the understanding of the various phenomena and showing correlations and trends that otherwise would remain hidden.
The WebGis prototype presented at the conference is fully based on Open Source tecnologies (Java,Geoserver, DBMS PostgreSQL/PostGIS, etc.) in order to allow the maximum flexibility and adaptability to future project needs and application cases and has already implemented some important features such as public health maps and the graphic visualization of variation of a determined parameter against time.
Fig. 1: the pilot WebGis already developed for test site of New York.
Figura 2: WebGIS prototipale dell’area di New York
Read the press release in Italian here
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No GA727816.
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