Landsense App - CityOases

Where are the best places for a romantic date? Where can you skate? Where is it cool on a hot summers day? Find the perfect places to spend the day and share them with the City Oases App!

Open urban spaces can be used in many ways. Pick an activity in the CityOases app and it will show you the spots where you can do them, including the rating of previous users and pictures from the location. If you visit the spot you can rate it as well based on a few selected subjective criteria.

Do you know a cool spot that is openly accessible but not marked on our map yet? Just add it with a list of activities and some pictures. Additionally, you can rate whether you feel safe and well there, whether it is noisy or clean or if the inventory is attractive and unbroken. The picture module will ask you to take photos in the four cardinal directions.

Through the CityOases app we can improve the database and useage of open urban spaces which will help us all to enjoy the city and make it even more liveable!

CityOases is a pilot project coordinated by IIASA as part of the international research project Landsense. Landsense was funded by the EU Commission under Horizon 2020 and develops innovative citizen science observatories for land use and area coverage monitoring.

as part of the Landsense project this mobile application aims to stimulate civic engagement to monitor changes within the urban environment and enable users to drive improvement by providing city planners with information about the public perception of urban spaces.

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Last edited: 01 August 2019


Inian Moorthy

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Novel Data Ecosystems For Sustainability Research Group

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