Smart Park

Smart Park seeks to use new technologies and the data they provide to support the development of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

This focusses on developing new approaches to collecting data on the Park, managing and communicating this data ensuring it is used to its full potential. The Park is a great urban space to test and develop these technologies, find out about some Smart Park projects we are running below.

  • New mapping techniques are helping us to understand the Park in more detail, making it a smarter and more sustainable place to live, work and play through visualising different data feeds around the Park.

    There are currently three mapping projects on the Park:

    • Living Map has developed an online, accessible and easily updatable public facing map which you can see below. This helps make the Park more accessible and the activities within it easily discoverable by providing different map layers such as routes around the Park on Stadium event days and safe lit up routes around the area at night.

     

    To access the full Living Map, visit https://parkmap.livingmap.com/

     

    • University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analytics (UCL CASA) has developed a virtual reality model of the Park.  This allows users to explore the Park through virtual reality which visualise live data models, such as live transport routes around the Park. This work is helping UCL CASA develop virtual reality technology.
    • Technical University Munich has developed a 3D map of the Park.  This has a much more practical use, helping our Planning, Development and Facilities Management teams visualise hypothetical and real-life scenarios – for example, how different developments will impact the Park’s environment or where the most energy is being used on the Park through live data links.
  • A smart, connected Park is built on reliable data.

    Sensors all over the Park are helping us make decisions, monitor the Park’s progress and connect visitors to the area.

    Microclimate sensors

    Intel’s Collaborative Research Institute (LINK) has developed 20 climate sensors for the Park, measuring temperature, humidity and pressure.  Gathering this data will help us connect how different areas of the Park are used by the local environment, contributing to local development decisions into the future.

    Air quality sensors

    Alongside Intel and Engie, we are measuring air quality in the Park to help paint a live picture of the air around us.  This will ensure we make the right decisions to tackle London’s air pollution problem through new developments, improved transport connections and providing green space.

    Bat sensors

    15 new bat sensors, developed by Intel’s Collaborative Research Institute (LINK), are being tested on the Park.  They help to ensure that the Park’s bat conservation programme is effective, as well as connecting visitors and residents to wildlife around the Park.  In the future, these sensors will be used for bat conservation around the world, especially in urban spaces, making sure that urban developments have a positive impact on bat populations.

    Find out more about the bat sensor project at www.naturesmartcities.com 

    Park Wi-Fi

    The Park has free Wi-Fi for visitors across all 560 acres of the Park, making it the largest public Wi-Fi network of its kind in the world.  Apart from giving visitors free access to the internet, the service helps us understand how different areas of the Park are used by different groups of people.  Understanding this ensures that the Park is managed in the best way possible and helps us to improve the service we provide to both visitors and residents.

    To sign into the Park's free WiFi, simply select it from the list of available networks. You will then be asked to provide your name and email address as part of a short registration process.

  • The Park has many different data sets relating to it, ranging from environmental conditions to crowd movements.  It is important that all this data can be collected in the same place so it can be used to its full potential.

    Technical University Munich are working with London Legacy Development Corporation to create a Smart District Data Infrastructure (SDDI) that helps use the Park’s data in many different ways.

    What does the SDDI do?

    The SDDI brings together all the different data on the Park. Data can come in different shapes and sizes, be that different formats, structures and models from different various, software and stakeholders.  The SDDI standardises all the different types of data, enabling it all to be used across platforms.

    What’s the benefit of the SDDI?

    All the data collected on the Park can now be used on different platforms.  This could be used in live 3D and Virtual Reality maps, connecting data on the Park’s energy management system or helping to make planning decisions by understanding how data connects.

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