Journal of Smart Cities

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ISSN:2382-641X(Print)

ISSN:2382-6401(Online)

Publishing Frequency : half-yearly

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Publishing Model : Open Access

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About the Journal

The Journal of Smart Cities offers a multidisciplinary forum for publishing original research in the area of smart cities, bringing together scholars from the fields of engineering, urban planning, computer science, and information and knowledge management. The Journal of Smart Cities will serve as an international platform by sharing the latest research achievements on smart cities globally, offering a comprehensive access to researchers and the academic communities.

The Journal of Smart Cities adopts a wide perspective on Smart Cities, as the broad use of information and telecommunication technologies to support an innovative and sustainable urban infrastructure and environment; as participatory action within cities, engagement of citizens, and investment in ICT, Internet technologies and smart objects, which increase the intelligence and problem solving capacity of cities; as an urban laboratory, a Living Lab, and a generator of solutions for wicked problems of inclusion, sustainability, climate change, and global competitiveness.

Main objectives of the Journal of Smart Cities is to promote research for the improvement of all sub-systems of cities, including urban infrastructure, construction, mobility, energy saving and renewable energy, health and social care, safety in the public space, work and innovation, and make the city easily accessible, effective, efficient, and an attractive place to live. Information and communication technologies, the Internet, and embedded devices into the physical space of cities is a means to achieve these objectives, which are mainly realized through the empowerment of city institutions, organizations, citizens, and end-users to make better, more informed, and intelligent decisions.

The Journal of Smart Cities aims to publish articles in all areas of smart cities, by scholars and experts in the field, but primarily from the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, and Transport, while relevant contributions about the development of smart city technologies from the fields of Electrical Engineering, Informatics, and Computer Science are also welcome. Emphasizing on brilliant-quality research and timely publication, the Journal of Smart Cities invests in the management of best technological platform in an innovation context.


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Vol 4, No 2 (2018)

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

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Daniel Sinkonde
DOI:10.26789/JSC.2018.02.001

Abstract

Travelling through cities is one of the things which people with mobility impairment always have to deal with. A designed dynamic database of Maps for Easy Paths (MEP) project for storing and retrieving accessibility information about a particular path by using PostGIS may enable the public to enjoy the privilege of the technology that alleviates the problem of city accessibility through the Web, or more recently, through smartphones/tablet applications. An application of methods and techniques for designing a dynamic database to store and retrieve accessibility information by using a relational PostGIS is described. The conceptual data model is designed for a database (PostGIS) which provides an optimal description of the user requirements. Users will be able to actively participate in the process of taking pictures of obstacles, uploading them to the MEP server and giving some comments on the attributes of the picture of the barrier. The resulting data will help others to locate and evaluate paths. This paper presents the conceptual data model design as well as a review of features of the data of the existing systems. The paper demonstrates that our data-driven approach can be used to facilitate the planning, design, and implementation of an appropriate application to achieve the MEP goal. Therefore, the novelty of this approach lies in developing the dynamic database for the enrichment of geographical maps with information about the accessibility of urban pedestrian areas for people with mobility problems.

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