CITYNEXT DASHBOARD DEMO SCRIPT


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Overview

The New York City (NYC) Situational Awareness Dashboard is a Windows Store app built on top of the CityNext Big Data Solution Accelerator. The dashboard utilizes NYC data that is publicly available, and demonstrates vital emergency management capabilities with an overview of real-time situations, point-in-time situations and cross-domain analyses.

Highlights

NYC Situational Awareness Dashboard

Scenario
Andy is the manager of emergency management and he wants to access the dashboard in order to collect useful city information.

Demo Steps (approx. 30 secs)
Launch the CityNext Dashboard from the start menu. When logging in for the first time, you will need to enter server address "http://server", and default user "citynext\guest01".

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Outcome
Andy can collect integrated information from the dashboard which includes data from 50 data sources in order to view live information such as weather reports, power outages and active incidents, as well as feeds from live traffic cameras.

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Data – Pull Channel

Scenario
Andy wants to know what the citizens have been complaining about the most over the past 48 hours.

Demo Steps (approx. 45 secs)
He looks at the 311 Top Complaint Types tile to scan the available information. He then clicks on the tile to see more details regarding those calls.

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Outcome
According to the tile -which shows over "X" heat/hot water related calls and more than "X" snow related calls- it informs him that the snow storm has indeed caused problems and citizens are complaining about it. The yellow colored background warns him that this an alarming issue compared to a normal situation.

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Analytics

Scenario
Andy wants to see if there is any urgent news being reported by the media.

Demo Steps (approx. 30 secs)
He looks at the Alerting News tile and there are "X" alerts. He clicks on the tile to check the details.

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Outcome
The left navigation shows the sensitive keywords and locations that have been scanned in the news, along with the number of matched news articles. By default, articles are sorted by importance (which is ranked by a system-calculated score that factors in the number of occurrences of keywords, the weight assigned to each keyword or location, and also if it’s a combination of both a sensitive keyword and location).

Note: This ranking has saved Andy a lot of time and energy, and he now only needs to double-check for false alarms.

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Intelligent Integrated Services - Bing Maps

Scenario
Andy wants to make use of the dashboard in order to determine where to send his resources, and how many need to be allocated.

Demo Steps (approx. 1 1/2 mins)
He returns to the main dashboard and clicks on the Active Incidents list. He reviews the incidents and then goes to the Map view to take a look at where they are all located. Andy also turns on the 311 Heat map to check where the Housing Department/Heating related 311 calls are coming from.

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Outcome
Andy can pinpoint each location and see live traffic activity on the map, also via traffic cameras. With this insight, he has a better idea of where to send his resources. In this particular case, he found out that several hot spots are located in the Manhattan area.

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Data – Push Channel

Scenario
Andy would like to check if there are any weather warnings in effect.

Demo Steps (approx. 30 secs)
He scans the Weather Warning tile and it shows that there are warnings displayed. He clicks on the tile to go to the web site. With all the information he has collected through the dashboard, he decides to make a declaration. So he opens the Declarations tile, and selects add a new item “Hazardous Weather Advisory”.

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Outcome
By making a declaration, he was able to immediately inform other agencies so that they can make effective decisions and determine the best way to handle those situations.

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Personalization

Scenario
Andy wants to further personalize the dashboard in order to fit his own needs.

Demo Steps (approx. 1 min.)
From the top app menu bar, Andy can click on the + to create a new dashboard, add several tiles to the dashboard, and give it a new name (this is an admin right only).

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Outcome
He can resize a tile to make it larger or smaller, move tiles around to regroup them, or even create a new dashboard of his own. Since Andy has admin rights, he can even publish his dashboard to the server to share with others.

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Customization (Admin user rights only)

Scenario
Andy wants to track snow accumulation more closely, and would like to create a new tile according to that snow data. He also wants to show the total amount of snowfall for each location. He then decides to create a new tile using an Indicator template.

Demo Steps (approx. 1 min.)
Select Snowfall query from the dynamic list where all the queries defined in the back-end are listed. If the snowfall is more than 5 inches then it will be displayed in red. If it is 2-5 inches then it will be displayed in yellow (Note: The colored indicators are subject to change based on the range/parameters set by the administrator).

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Outcome
By using an indicator template and with tracking the amount of snowfall, Andy added a new tile to his newly completed customized dashboard.

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Summary

All the scenarios explained above can be deployed, of course with some local adaptations, in cities worldwide.


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Last edited Feb 25, 2015 at 7:41 AM by gheadd, version 8