About Josh Lieberman and Simon Chester

Josh Lieberman is a system architect and interoperability engineer focusing on geospatial computing and spatial data science. He is a senior researcher at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and also serves as an architect and initiative manager for the OGC Innovation Program as well as a member of the OGC Architecture Board.

Simon Chester is the Communication Coordinator at OGC.

Technology Implementation Guides for Smarter Cities

SCIRA defines interoperability requirements based on a system-of-systems approach for information technology in smart city deployments, meaning that municipalities are able to build up smart cities little by little, project by project, safe in the knowledge that future expansions will work with, build upon, and gain value from the systems that they’re implementing today.

The SCIRA Deployment Guides aim to provide plain-language guidance on implementing the architecture, and will address a range of smart city functional areas, such as transportation and connectivity. Crucially, the guides will come in different forms for the different audiences relevant to smart city capability development, including City Managers, City IT Managers, City innovators, DevOps Facilitators, and commercial providers.

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