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GeoSpock wins Liverpool transport challenge

Solution proposes improvements to the mobility of citizens as well as reducing the city’s environmental footprint

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Liverpool recently brought together global experts to share ideas on smart cities
Liverpool recently brought together global experts to share ideas on smart cities

Data visualisation company, GeoSpock, has secured a proof-of-concept project for a smart transport challenge in Liverpool as part of the mayor’s Challenges for Smart Cities Realised project.

 

GeoSpock’s solution proposes improvements to the mobility of Liverpool’s citizens, while also significantly reducing the city’s environmental footprint through the harnessing of geospatial data.

 

Historical and current statistics

 

The platform allows the input of historical and current statistics, as well as the subsequent tracking and analysis of these disparate datasets. Meeting the transport challenge’s sustainability criteria, GeoSpock claims its solution will deliver tangible results to the identified issues and provide additional opportunities beyond the scope of the project.

 

It will commence the project for Smart Transport Liverpool and begin its formal partnership with the city council immediately.

 

“Location-intelligence-as-a-service (LlaaS) is fast becoming an important part of smart city development and this award is testament to the GeoSpock team’s innovation,” said Richard Baker, CEO at GeoSpock.

 

“We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Liverpool City Council and helping their smart city vision become a reality.”

“Location-intelligence-as-a-service is fast becoming an important part of smart city development"

The event was just one component of the International Business Festival, which saw the coming together of a number of global smart cities to share ideas, review technologies, and provide significant opportunities for the future.

 

Ideas were presented to a panel of experts, including deputy mayor of Liverpool Ann O’Byrne, Dr Jonathan Reichental, chief information officer for the city of Palo Alto in California, councillor James Noakes, technology innovation entrepreneur, professor Paul Morrissey, and Carl Piva, a technology advisor to governments and cities.

 

GeoSpock said it was awarded its winning status after delivering a “crucial understanding” of local blockers and demonstrating an effective solution that can be applied to the real world.

 

The data visualisation company is aiming to be the “de facto processing engine at the heart of next-generation smart infrastructure” including smart cities and the Internet of Everything (IoE).

 

It is also powering future mobility applications, such as the management of autonomous vehicle fleets, by working with businesses across the automotive, telecoms, mobility, media, and retail sectors.

 

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