Author | Arantxa HerranzCity sensorization is already a reality in many cities across the globe. Imperceptible yet omnipresent data collection devices, and which are highly useful for a whole host of tasks (traffic management, waste collection, lighting control…) now form part of the electronic topography of any modern city. And their presence is on the rise.If we join all these sensors together and the information they provide with the data generated around cities (mobile numbers, vehicles and their typology, pedestrians, public transport users…), we have a small Big Data in each city. Therefore, the challenge is not so much about being a Smart City, but rather about becoming a hyperconnected city and, above all, being capable of managing and analysing that vast volume of information.Creating new business opportunities in cities, increasing the efficiency of government processes and improving public health and safety are just some of the improvements that can be obtained when cities find the way of taking advantage of all these tools.
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