Orchestra Cities embraces Open Standards, Open API, and Open Data Models, and extends them to enable City-to-City collaboration and Citizens-to-City collaboration. It aims at building a collaborative space for shaping a sustainable and participatory future for our cities, where (a) Citizens can share data from their devices with other citizens or with the city; (b) Businesses can easily build services on top of APIs that are shared across different cities; (c) Cities can benefit from data published by other cities to create analysis, comparisons, and forecast.
In one of its use cases, the power and flexibility of Orchestra Cities allows Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ) to offer cities tailored, multi-tenant support for multiple use cases. EKZ delivers cost-effective, safe, and environmentally responsible energy to one million people in Switzerland. Here, the platform covers several scenarios and includes important climate-relevant aspects: (a) Data stream from air quality sensors, measuring ozone, SO2, and particulate matter of different sizes; (b) Integration with Open Data stream for weather measurements and forecast; (c) Pervasive time series and geotagging on data streams, to create high-quality historical information bases; (d) Analytics and dashboards (e.g., heat map of the combined air quality for area and time).