The municipality of The Hague strives for data-driven work* and foresees a high degree of reliance on Smart City services paired with a high demand for connectivity, sensors, data and electricity in the future development of the city and in executing its public duties. This requires the building of an integrated system specifically for these purposes that facilitate a fine mesh connectivity network with city wide coverage – a ‘digital infrastructure’.
*The term ‘data-driven work’ is understood to mean decision-making and management based on facts, figures and sensory observations. In organisations where data-driven work occurs, decisions are taken based on facts and figures and not on biased preferences or unfounded opinions.
Data plays a crucial role in the Living Lab Scheveningen. The digital infrastructure allows space for traffic management, measuring the quality of the living environment, safety monitoring, commercial and informative i-services etc. These applications are largely based on data. In the ongoing Living Lab Scheveningen project under the ‘Smart City The Hague’ programme, the need was expressed for formulating the architecture and associated concept selections for a data hub for sensors and connections within the system architecture. This document describes the relevant data architecture and the concept selections. In this case, the concept selections are also the rules that apply to obtaining and applying data in the public space. The objective of this architecture is to facilitate a data platform in the Living Lab Scheveningen project for the Smart City experiments.
This management summary contains some crucial starting points (selections) that are described further in the document. The purpose of the table below is to clarify these starting points.