Chicago "Array of Things" Underway

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The much lauded "Array of Things" project has taken a big step forward this week, with the installation of the first on-street nodes in Chicago. The Urban sensing project will measure a range of parameters to provide hyper-local, open data not only for city officials, but also researchers and software developers to provide answers to a broad spectrum of issues which affect the operation of a busy, modern city.

The nodes will contain sensors for measuring air and surface temperature, barometric pressure, light, vibration, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone, ambient sound intensity, vehicle and pedestrian traffic, standing water, sky colour and cloud cover. A total of 500 nodes will be installed across Chicago by the end of 2018, and additional nodes will be shared with cities across the United States and in countries such as England, Mexico and Taiwan.

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