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Challenge / Goal

In a smart city, sensors collect a lot of data and thus provide  information. This data is to be received centrally on the urban data platform and made usable. The creation of an overarching data platform is a prerequisite for effectively and comprehensively putting the Internet of Things into operation in Darmstadt.

The processing of sensor data creates an image of the city, which is made available to users in a graduated manner and in compliance with the highest level of data security. A modular and open concept with different interfaces in combination with a high level of data protection, data encryption and IT security forms the basis of the data platform.


Amongst other aspects, the creation of the data platform placed transparency of information for all participants as a key aim. The platform has been able to link data from a variety of different areas, after first checking for data protection criteria, in order to create added value for all participants. The solution is also there to guarantee a high standard of IT security and regular updates. 

The checking of protection of the data is particularly important, given that it is often information under the sovereignty of the city. 

In the first step after the introduction, we dedicated ourselves to integrating a larger number of data sources and visualising them for the citizens, helping to increase citizen engagement in all aspects of the running of the municipality.  

Citizen participation

Citizen participation has been seen as way of generating a competition of ideas. In this sense the relevant city authorities can see which use cases citizens want to see realised on the urban data platform.
Those interested could also learn more via information events about the urban data platform and the accompanying open data portal. 


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Time period

Planning time: 1 to 2 years

Implementation time: 1 to 2 years


The City of Darmstadt

End users

Municipal departments, All Citizens

    Main benefits

  • Single access point for information

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