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Communal infrastructure is very important element in the development of any area. It is associated with almost every project, and in most cases without it, the development is virtually impossible. For this reason, the area of smart administration starts from the assumption that the data collected and edited on communal utility infrastructure is an important set of information in the efficient management of systems that base their services on the infrastructure security and availability. For this reason, their goal is efficient recording and management of the underground and aboveground communal infrastructure, in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency, attract investment and provide better service.

It will be possible to record and manage a wide range of data related to infrastructure, from the position and characteristics of each individual infrastructure, socio-economic indicators, and safety aspects for critical infrastructures.

The new services and products that would be obtained from the research within Smart City 4DII are intended for all owners and managers of the infrastructure, as well as various state administration bodies in charge of collecting, recording and managing one or more types of infrastructure. The need for such services and solutions is global in nature because the infrastructure exists in all countries of the world.

The main partner is Ericsson Nikola Tesla, and the project also includes 3tcable, Alarm Automatika, the University of Rijeka, Hrvoje Požar Energy Institute, and the utility companies Vodovod i Kanalizacija and Energo.

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Currently, there is no record of the entire infrastructure and what has been recorded in a large part does not fully meet the existing requirements. The available existing tools in the global market do not provide opportunities to manage the space-time component of the infrastructure. This innovative project replaces the two-dimensional representation of the infrastructure with a space-time dimension (4D) and it further accelerates the process of data collection and interpretation, and in this way, more efficient recording and management of communal utility infrastructure is achieved.

As the quality of communal utility infrastructure directly affects the quality of service and delivery of products to the end customers, the use of a geoRadar will provide a 3D view of the underground infrastructure and will create a system of radar records that will subsequently be integrated into an integrated system.

In addition to the mentioned systems for the automatic processing and recognition of the underground infrastructure based on radar records and systems of innovative inventory and control of the infrastructure, the plan is also to integrate different information on communal infrastructure with other socio-economic information and the effect that the communal infrastructure has on the business processes of the smart city. In addition, the solutions for receiving alarm information, video surveillance, system management, and testing of a software platform for sending mass messages and notifications in crisis situations, will be researched, tested and validated.

All the proposed methodologies for collection of the infrastructure data will be researched, tested, and validated as part of the project and compared with the current situation in order to show the increased accuracy and quality of application of new methods and tools. The goal is that the information system Smart City 4DII to-its modules-enables inventory, planning, management, documentation and analysis of the utility infrastructure data by integrating different aspects of data.

Such a comprehensive way of information collection does not currently exist on the territory of the Republic of Croatia, nor globally, since currently there are only some parts of the solution for individual elements covered by the project. The result of the project will be a researched and tested database on the communal infrastructure, and at the same time better and more efficient communal infrastructure management.

Innovation and benefits for citizens

reduction in costs of data collection, management and planning of the utility infrastructure and better coordination between the infrastructure managers

providing a multidimensional view of infrastructure and its impact

reduced costs for the final users/consumers

attracting investment and providing better service

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