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Sensors 2016, 16(3), 417; doi:10.3390/s16030417

SmartPort: A Platform for Sensor Data Monitoring in a Seaport Based on FIWARE

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IUMA Information and Communications System, Division of Mathematics, Graphics and Computation (MAGiC), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 35017, Spain
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Imaging Technology Center (CTIM), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 35017, Spain
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General Administration, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 35017, Spain
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 11 January 2016 / Revised: 8 March 2016 / Accepted: 18 March 2016 / Published: 22 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) Networks)

Abstract

Seaport monitoring and management is a significant research area, in which infrastructure automatically collects big data sets that lead the organization in its multiple activities. Thus, this problem is heavily related to the fields of data acquisition, transfer, storage, big data analysis and information visualization. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria port is a good example of how a seaport generates big data volumes through a network of sensors. They are placed on meteorological stations and maritime buoys, registering environmental parameters. Likewise, the Automatic Identification System (AIS) registers several dynamic parameters about the tracked vessels. However, such an amount of data is useless without a system that enables a meaningful visualization and helps make decisions. In this work, we present SmartPort, a platform that offers a distributed architecture for the collection of the port sensors’ data and a rich Internet application that allows the user to explore the geolocated data. The presented SmartPort tool is a representative, promising and inspiring approach to manage and develop a smart system. It covers a demanding need for big data analysis and visualization utilities for managing complex infrastructures, such as a seaport. View Full-Text
Keywords: seaport; 3D visualization; FIWARE; big data; GIS seaport; 3D visualization; FIWARE; big data; GIS
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Fernández, P.; Santana, J.M.; Ortega, S.; Trujillo, A.; Suárez, J.P.; Domínguez, C.; Santana, J.; Sánchez, A. SmartPort: A Platform for Sensor Data Monitoring in a Seaport Based on FIWARE. Sensors 2016, 16, 417.

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