The GeoSmartCity project implemented a state-of-the-art platform for publishing, sharing and managing geographical data with an emphasis on open data, underground utilities infrastructure, building energy performance, green energy and citizen generated geographical information.

The platform includes specialized web services to integrate and manage public and private data in support of infrastructure management and citizen services within the framework of Smart Cities and the European Digital Agenda.

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GeoSmartCity scenarios are implemented at city level, being the exploitation of open data and the adoption of innovative solutions to improve the living, the environment, the services and the quality of life among the priorities in most of the EU Municipalities, which are addressing, with growing intensity, lot of efforts and resources in reaching Digital Agenda and the Smart City concepts.

Scope of work

GeoSmartCity has its main objective in creating a framework in which Geo Open Data from the cities are exploited towards the Smart City paradigm allowing the developing of various added value applications and new specialized services.

GeoSmartCity aims at developing at first such a virtuous framework and a line of activity supporting the European Cities in their Smart process. To be effective, GeoSmartCity will implement with various pilot applications two very important strategic scenarios for a Smart City: Green-Energy and Underground.

It‘s clear that the added value of GeoSmartCity Hub can be easily extended to support different scenarios other than the two addressed by the project. The proposed approach makes the proposed solution extendable to other important Smart processes and scenario like culture, geo-marketing; mobility, transport, urban planning, environment/health impact, etc.

As technical partner in the consortium, NORPLAN subsidiary Asplan Viak Internet has been developing components for the system architecture, participated in code camps, provided training and prepared reports.

Project data

Internal Project Number 800984
Project Title Open geo-data for innovative services and user applications towards Smart Cities – GeoSmartCity
Project Category Research and development, System development, Environment, Smart cities, Innovation
Fields of Expertise System architecture, system development, database technology, linked data, cloud computing
Participating Offices Asplan Viak Internet AS
Deliverables Research and development. System components. Reports.
Project Duration 2014 – 2017 (completed)
Project Location European Union, European Economic Area
NORPLAN Contact Person Mr. Stein Runar Bergheim
Client European Commission, ICT-PSP
Client Contact Person Ms Saila Rinne, Project Officer, DG-CONNECT, European Commission
Cooperating Partners 15 partners from different European countries. See for more information
Project Value USD 430 000







The GeoSmartCity project was presented in the second edition of the FOSS4G-Europe Conference held at Politecnico di Milano in Como, Italy, from July 15th to 17th, 2015.


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