Urban Mediator is a platform that provides the possibility to create, obtain, and share location-based information that is organized according to topics of interests set up and maintained by the users themselves. UM uses a map-portrayal service as means for representing location-based information and complements it with a set of tools for users to process, share and organize this information. Urban Mediator can also connect to other systems such as city customer services or community portals.
create and view topics
Create a topic of your choice on Urban Mediator in order to gather location-based information. You can also view and contribute to topics created by others.
create and view points
Each topic contains points: a marked location that contains information regarding it.
search all the information collected though all the Urban Mediator topics.
Urban Mediator has been developed during 2006-2008 within the framework of the ICING project (Innovative Cities for the Next Generation). Support for ICING has been provided by the European Commission through FP6 contract number FP6-IST-2004-4 26665.
Testdrive Urban Mediator
You can test Urban Mediator with this demo version: http://um.uiah.fi/demo. The map used for this particular demo version is OpenStreetMap. Remember that there is also a UM mobile tool: http://um.uiah.fi/demo/mobile/.
Running Urban Mediators…
… set up during the ICING project: