PAS 182 Smart city concept model. Guide to establishing a model for data tackles the barriers to implementing smart city concepts, including the interoperability of systems and data-sharing between agencies.
The PAS has been developed around concepts from the public sector concept model (PSCM), aimed at providing the basis of interoperability at the upper ontology level and outlines details of the smart city concept model (SCCM).
The standard establishes an interoperability framework for smart cities in which:
- Information can be shared and understood between organizations and people at each level
- The derivation of data in each layer can be linked back to data in the previous layer (i.e. the assumptions upon which a decision was taken)
- The impact of a decision can be observed back in operational data
The smart city concept model (SCCM) provides a framework that can normalize and classify information from many sources so that data sets can be discovered and combined to gain a better picture of the needs and behaviours of a city’s citizens (residents and businesses).
The SCCM does not replace existing models where they exist, but by simple mapping from a local model to a parent model, questions can be asked about data in a new and joined-up way.
PAS 182 is aimed at organizations that provide services to communities in cities, and manage the resulting data, as well as decision-makers and policy developers in cities.