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  • Governer Partner :City of San Diego
  • Department :Economic Development and Transportation and Storm Water Departments:
  • Category :Geo Services, IoT, Process Improvement

Project Summary

Asset management platform for city curb space that integrates multiple data sources.

Challenge Details

To provide a comprehensive inventory of the City’s curb coloring and time limit parking, using GE street light sensors, aerial photography, or other method.

San Diego’s street Right-Of-Way (ROW) is comprised of multiple colored curbs (red, blue, yellow, white and green) that reference varying vehicle use authorizations and time limit parking zones requirements. Currently the City does not have a comprehensive inventory (using geospatial mapping) of existing curb uses within the public right of way (curb coloration and time limit parking). The City (at least three different departments) records where new curb coloration and time limit parking is installed, some within the City’s SAP system and some not. Therefore, not all of the new installations are trackable. However, with no comprehensive inventory available to serve as a baseline, what is being tracked is simply being added to a blank canvas without a comprehensive approach to data collection. This leads to an inability for the City to fully understand what curb coloration and time limit parking assets have been/are legitimately installed by the City, when and by whom, and what may have been done illegally.

San Diego is installing 3,200 smart sensors/nodes, implementing what will be the world’s largest urban IoT platform. The nodes would be connected to a digital network that will collect and use real-time anonymous sensor data that will be utilized to potentially direct drivers to open parking spaces. These smart sensors are equipped with several features such as; cameras, thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, accelerator (3-axis), acoustical sensor (noise, firearm discharge detection). Development of a comprehensive inventory will allow the City to utilize the data as a baseline, and build upon that baseline, strengthening the City’s organization and awareness of existing curb uses within the right of way.

Economic Development and Transportation and Storm Water Departments seek a software solution that would achieve the following outcomes:

• Develop a comprehensive inventory of the City’s curb coloring and time
restrictive parking using GE streetlight sensors, aerial photography, or other method.
• Develop inventory in geospatial/GIS format and develop best method for
tracking changes implemented after baseline data collection.