Cloud-Based Urban Data Platform
cityIO (input/output) is a cloud- and database-driven platform which allows remote participation, database augmentation, and high-end complex visualization. cityIO operates anywhere, on multiple platforms and devices, using client-side apps or web-based interfaces. The cityIO platform is built for scale and to serve large volumes of end-users in real time, in order to augment multi-participant discussions and decision-making processes. Utilizing the mass adaptation of mobile and hand-held devices, cityIO promotes an equal and decentralized discussion for multiparty stakeholders. cityIO offers a suite of augmented reality data-visualization tools that utilize server-side data and analysis. cityIO allows client-side interactions in multiple forms:
AUGMENTED REALITY URBAN SIMULATION
cityIO is intended to reduce complexity in design and planning tools and to support data-driven environments for planners, designers, and decision makers. cityIO uses modern simulation tools and employs cutting-edge AR applications in order to offer an immersive user experience for both planning professionals and the general public. These simulations can augment indoor and outdoor environments, physical models, and technical drawings.
REMOTE AND DECENTRALIZED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Using self-explanatory web and mobile apps with high-end visualization and user interfaces, cityIO offers cities, municipalities, and planning authorities the ability to better communicate complex planning processes and to aggregate the public's opinion in real time. cityIO's scalable server side allows multiple users to collaborate, participate, and voice their opinions on design and planning initiatives.
cityIO Hamburg augments cityMatrix table. This deployment allows design in the urban context of the Rothenburgsort neighborhood.