Venice Project Center
25th Anniversary

IGSD Brownbag: February 6, 2014
Fabio Carrera
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

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•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

•
•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
1988 The ”bootstrap” team
1990 The third team
1991 ... and Hairdos to prove it
Exploring venice from top...

1993
To bottom...
2004
Way up in the sky

1995
And under water

1993
always at the forefront of
technology...!!
1996
2008 Vpc is same age as students
2013 The 25th anniversary group
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

•
•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
180 Projects
180 Projects
350,000 hours of work
• 325,000 student-hrs
• 25,000 faculty-hrs
Over 180 person-years
180 Projects
350,000 hrs of work
• 325,000 student-hrs
• 25,000 faculty-hrs
Over 180 person-years
@ $10.10 /hr

= 3.5 Mill...
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

•
•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
Significant Contributions
• Canals
–

hydrodynamics, bathymetries, bridges, docks…

• Culture
–

erratic sculpture, wells,...
Significant Contributions
• Canals
–

hydrodynamics, bathymetries, bridges, docks…

• Culture
–

erratic sculpture, wells,...
Canal Book

Venice the city of canals (December 1999)
Significant Contributions
• Canals
–

hydrodynamics, bathymetries, bridges, docks…

• Culture
–

erratic sculpture, wells,...
Contributions: CITY TRAFFIC COUNTS
Contributions: LAGOON TRAFFIC COUNTS
Boat Traffic Model
•Venice Table Video
Pedestrian Models

•DEW (NASA)
•Bump
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

•
•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
Lasting Achievements
• Canal Maintenance
–

Insula startup

• Public art Conservation
–

UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, Pres...
Lasting Achievements
• Canal Maintenance
–

Insula startup

• Public art Conservation
–

UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, Pres...
Reducing Cargo Traffic by 90%

2001 “PROJECT OF THE YEAR” AWARD
The Problem…
Cargo Inefficiency

Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
Inefficiency of 1 cargo boat
Total Distance: 33 Km

Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
Inefficiency of ALL cargo boats
Packages Delivered: 32,000
Total Distance: 3,000 Km

Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
Daily Distance
Problem: delivery “by Product”
Solution: “by Destination”

4850 Stores In
Venice
Solution: “by Destination”

4850 Stores

43 Delivery Zones
Sorting “by Destination”

Logistics warehouse built in 2011
1 boat = 1 dock = 1 trip
Deliveries
by zone
Delivering “by Destination”

Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
Fully-loaded boats
Make just one trip per day
and deliver ALL goods there
Packages Delivered: 32,000
Total Distance: 400 Km
Distance Traveled Every
Day
86% reduction in wakes
Packages Delivered: 32,000
Total Distance: 400 Km
Lasting Achievements
• Canal Maintenance
–

Insula startup

• Public art Conservation
–

UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, Pres...
VENICETAXI METER
Achievements: MOBILE APPS

StreetBUMP for Moto Ondoso
Lasting Achievements
• Canal Maintenance
–

Insula startup

• Public art Conservation
–

UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, Pres...
Venetian DNA

DYS393: 13

DYS439: 12

DYS388: 12

DYS385a: 11

DYS19: 14

DYS389-1: 13

DYS390: 24

DYS385b: 15

DYS391: 1...
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

•
•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
Worldwide Recognition

10/2003
VPC Video

Channel:
Series Title:
Program Title:
Aired around the world:

National Geographic Video
Out There
City under S...
Stateside Recognition
Washington, DC: November 19, 2013.
Venice Project Center
• Created in 1988
 650+ students
 180+ Projects

•
•
•
•

Numerous significant contributions
Sever...
Venice Project Center
A “real world” research lab
Urban social and environmental sustainability
Data collection/, methodol...
Research

Early Adopters
Using GIS since 1988
Research

Innovators
On the web since 1997
Research

Inventors
Creating tools FOR Venice
Research

App Developers
Taking Venice Mobile
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Venice Project Center
We have come a long way!
From dos to windows to the cloud
From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
...
Anniversary

th
25

Anniversary Challenge

How can we sustainably share our
legacy of 25 Years of accumulated
Venice Knowl...
Anniversary

New VPC web site

veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Connecting the Past…

debarbari.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

… to the Present …

Venipedia.org
Anniversary

… and the Future.

dashboard.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Connecting Time and Space

evolution.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Connecting Sights and Sounds

bells.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Showing what’s no longer there…

hidden.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

… and what you cannot see.

bells.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Involving the Citizens...

preservenice.org
Anniversary

… and making life easier for them.

transit.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Helping Venice’s maintenance...

canals.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

… Venice’s management...

traffic.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

… and Planning.

traffic.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Contributing to Science…

canals.veniceprojectcenter.org/hydro
Anniversary

Helping the locals…

bridges.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

…and the tourists…

mobility.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

…and everyone else…

app.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

From the comfort of Home…

dashboard.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

… or while on the road

app.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Location-specific information

app.preservenice.org
Anniversary

Time-specific information

transit.veniceprojectcenter.org
Anniversary

Up-to-date in-depth Information

venipedia.org
Anniversary

Impressive Stuff and…
Anniversary

Impressive Stuff and…
IT ALL COMES FROM A SINGLE
INFORMATION PLATFORM!
Anniversary

Impressive Stuff and…
IT ALL COMES FROM A SINGLE
INFORMATION PLATFORM!

console.cityknowledge.net
Anniversary

City Knowledge

console.cityknowledge.net
Anniversary

One platform to rule them all!
Venice Project Center
continuing the celebration...
•
•
•
•

Anniversary Continuing until b14
Releasing all our data
Publi...
Venice Project Center
Leaving Venice better than we found it
• since 1988

veniceprojectcenter.org
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Venice Project Center 25th anniversary

  1. 1. Venice Project Center 25th Anniversary IGSD Brownbag: February 6, 2014 Fabio Carrera
  2. 2. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  3. 3. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  4. 4. 1988 The ”bootstrap” team
  5. 5. 1990 The third team
  6. 6. 1991 ... and Hairdos to prove it
  7. 7. Exploring venice from top... 1993
  8. 8. To bottom... 2004
  9. 9. Way up in the sky 1995
  10. 10. And under water 1993
  11. 11. always at the forefront of technology...!! 1996
  12. 12. 2008 Vpc is same age as students
  13. 13. 2013 The 25th anniversary group
  14. 14. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  15. 15. 180 Projects
  16. 16. 180 Projects 350,000 hours of work • 325,000 student-hrs • 25,000 faculty-hrs Over 180 person-years
  17. 17. 180 Projects 350,000 hrs of work • 325,000 student-hrs • 25,000 faculty-hrs Over 180 person-years @ $10.10 /hr = 3.5 Million dollars
  18. 18. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  19. 19. Significant Contributions • Canals – hydrodynamics, bathymetries, bridges, docks… • Culture – erratic sculpture, wells, bells, fountains, monuments… • Mobility – boat traffic, pedestrians, day-trippers, cruise passengers, models… • Architecture – churches, palaces, convents, church floors… • History – archaeology, manuscripts, DNA genealogy… • Environment – acid fog, dunes, trees, biotopes, sewers, carbon emissions…
  20. 20. Significant Contributions • Canals – hydrodynamics, bathymetries, bridges, docks… • Culture – erratic sculpture, wells, bells, fountains, monuments… • Mobility – boat traffic, pedestrians, day-trippers, cruise passengers, models… • Architecture – churches, palaces, convents, church floors… • History – archaeology, manuscripts, DNA genealogy… • Environment – acid fog, dunes, trees, biotopes, sewers, carbon emissions…
  21. 21. Canal Book Venice the city of canals (December 1999)
  22. 22. Significant Contributions • Canals – hydrodynamics, bathymetries, bridges, docks… • Culture – erratic sculpture, wells, bells, fountains, monuments… • Mobility – boat traffic, pedestrians, day-trippers, cruise passengers, models… • Architecture – churches, palaces, convents, church floors… • History – archaeology, manuscripts, DNA genealogy… • Environment – acid fog, dunes, trees, biotopes, sewers, carbon emissions…
  23. 23. Contributions: CITY TRAFFIC COUNTS
  24. 24. Contributions: LAGOON TRAFFIC COUNTS
  25. 25. Boat Traffic Model
  26. 26. •Venice Table Video
  27. 27. Pedestrian Models •DEW (NASA) •Bump
  28. 28. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  29. 29. Lasting Achievements • Canal Maintenance – Insula startup • Public art Conservation – UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, PreserVenice • Mobility Management – Cargo Re-engineering, Venice Simtable, EU Mobilis • Citizen Participation – online tools, mobile apps, data sharing, cloudsourcing • Historical Tools and Techniques – uScript, Genographic • Environmental Preservation – Atlas for the Lagoon
  30. 30. Lasting Achievements • Canal Maintenance – Insula startup • Public art Conservation – UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, PreserVenice • Mobility Management – Cargo Re-engineering, Venice Simtable, EU Mobilis • Citizen Participation – online tools, mobile apps, data sharing, cloudsourcing • Historical Tools and Techniques – uScript, Genographic • Environmental Preservation – Atlas for the Lagoon
  31. 31. Reducing Cargo Traffic by 90% 2001 “PROJECT OF THE YEAR” AWARD
  32. 32. The Problem…
  33. 33. Cargo Inefficiency Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
  34. 34. Inefficiency of 1 cargo boat Total Distance: 33 Km Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
  35. 35. Inefficiency of ALL cargo boats Packages Delivered: 32,000 Total Distance: 3,000 Km Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
  36. 36. Daily Distance
  37. 37. Problem: delivery “by Product”
  38. 38. Solution: “by Destination” 4850 Stores In Venice
  39. 39. Solution: “by Destination” 4850 Stores 43 Delivery Zones
  40. 40. Sorting “by Destination” Logistics warehouse built in 2011
  41. 41. 1 boat = 1 dock = 1 trip
  42. 42. Deliveries by zone
  43. 43. Delivering “by Destination” Data from 2009 COSES Campaign
  44. 44. Fully-loaded boats
  45. 45. Make just one trip per day
  46. 46. and deliver ALL goods there Packages Delivered: 32,000 Total Distance: 400 Km
  47. 47. Distance Traveled Every Day
  48. 48. 86% reduction in wakes Packages Delivered: 32,000 Total Distance: 400 Km
  49. 49. Lasting Achievements • Canal Maintenance – Insula startup • Public art Conservation – UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, PreserVenice • Mobility Management – Venice Simtable, EU Mobilis • Citizen Participation – online tools, mobile apps, data sharing, cloudsourcing • Historical Tools and Techniques – uScript, Genographic • Environmental Preservation – Atlas for the Lagoon
  50. 50. VENICETAXI METER
  51. 51. Achievements: MOBILE APPS StreetBUMP for Moto Ondoso
  52. 52. Lasting Achievements • Canal Maintenance – Insula startup • Public art Conservation – UNESCO Master Plan, Arzana’, PreserVenice • Mobility Management – Cargo Re-engineering, Venice Simtable, EU Mobilis • Citizen Participation – online tools, mobile apps, data sharing, cloudsourcing • Historical Tools and Techniques – uScript, Genographic • Environmental Preservation – Atlas for the Lagoon
  53. 53. Venetian DNA DYS393: 13 DYS439: 12 DYS388: 12 DYS385a: 11 DYS19: 14 DYS389-1: 13 DYS390: 24 DYS385b: 15 DYS391: 11 DYS389-2: 29 DYS426: 12 DYS392: 13
  54. 54. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  55. 55. Worldwide Recognition 10/2003
  56. 56. VPC Video Channel: Series Title: Program Title: Aired around the world: National Geographic Video Out There City under Siege 2002-today
  57. 57. Stateside Recognition Washington, DC: November 19, 2013.
  58. 58. Venice Project Center • Created in 1988  650+ students  180+ Projects • • • • Numerous significant contributions Several long-lasting achievements Worldwide recognition Impactful research
  59. 59. Venice Project Center A “real world” research lab Urban social and environmental sustainability Data collection/, methodologies, Policies Technologies Databases, GIS Web applications Interactive tools Smartphone apps City knowledge
  60. 60. Research Early Adopters Using GIS since 1988
  61. 61. Research Innovators On the web since 1997
  62. 62. Research Inventors Creating tools FOR Venice
  63. 63. Research App Developers Taking Venice Mobile
  64. 64. Venice Project Center We have come a long way!
  65. 65. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud
  66. 66. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive
  67. 67. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps
  68. 68. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3
  69. 69. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3 From slides and negatives to 10g digital photos
  70. 70. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3 From slides and negatives to 10g digital photos From hi-8 tapes to camcorders to you tube and vimeo
  71. 71. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3 From slides and negatives to 10g digital photos From hi-8 tapes to camcorders to you tube and vimeo From clipboards to ocr forms to smartphones
  72. 72. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3 From slides and negatives to 10g digital photos From hi-8 tapes to camcorders to you tube and vimeo From clipboards to ocr forms to smartphones From visual basic to html to javascript
  73. 73. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3 From slides and negatives to 10g digital photos From hi-8 tapes to camcorders to you tube and vimeo From clipboards to ocr forms to smartphones From visual basic to html to javascript From printouts to web sites to venipedia
  74. 74. Venice Project Center We have come a long way! From dos to windows to the cloud From floppy disks to cd’s to google drive From mapinfo to qgis to google maps From dbase iii to ms access to firebase to amazon s3 From slides and negatives to 10g digital photos From hi-8 tapes to camcorders to you tube and vimeo From clipboards to ocr forms to smartphones From visual basic to html to javascript From printouts to web sites to venipedia
  75. 75. Anniversary th 25 Anniversary Challenge How can we sustainably share our legacy of 25 Years of accumulated Venice Knowledge?
  76. 76. Anniversary New VPC web site veniceprojectcenter.org
  77. 77. Anniversary Connecting the Past… debarbari.veniceprojectcenter.org
  78. 78. Anniversary … to the Present … Venipedia.org
  79. 79. Anniversary … and the Future. dashboard.veniceprojectcenter.org
  80. 80. Anniversary Connecting Time and Space evolution.veniceprojectcenter.org
  81. 81. Anniversary Connecting Sights and Sounds bells.veniceprojectcenter.org
  82. 82. Anniversary Showing what’s no longer there… hidden.veniceprojectcenter.org
  83. 83. Anniversary … and what you cannot see. bells.veniceprojectcenter.org
  84. 84. Anniversary Involving the Citizens... preservenice.org
  85. 85. Anniversary … and making life easier for them. transit.veniceprojectcenter.org
  86. 86. Anniversary Helping Venice’s maintenance... canals.veniceprojectcenter.org
  87. 87. Anniversary … Venice’s management... traffic.veniceprojectcenter.org
  88. 88. Anniversary … and Planning. traffic.veniceprojectcenter.org
  89. 89. Anniversary Contributing to Science… canals.veniceprojectcenter.org/hydro
  90. 90. Anniversary Helping the locals… bridges.veniceprojectcenter.org
  91. 91. Anniversary …and the tourists… mobility.veniceprojectcenter.org
  92. 92. Anniversary …and everyone else… app.veniceprojectcenter.org
  93. 93. Anniversary From the comfort of Home… dashboard.veniceprojectcenter.org
  94. 94. Anniversary … or while on the road app.veniceprojectcenter.org
  95. 95. Anniversary Location-specific information app.preservenice.org
  96. 96. Anniversary Time-specific information transit.veniceprojectcenter.org
  97. 97. Anniversary Up-to-date in-depth Information venipedia.org
  98. 98. Anniversary Impressive Stuff and…
  99. 99. Anniversary Impressive Stuff and… IT ALL COMES FROM A SINGLE INFORMATION PLATFORM!
  100. 100. Anniversary Impressive Stuff and… IT ALL COMES FROM A SINGLE INFORMATION PLATFORM! console.cityknowledge.net
  101. 101. Anniversary City Knowledge console.cityknowledge.net
  102. 102. Anniversary One platform to rule them all!
  103. 103. Venice Project Center continuing the celebration... • • • • Anniversary Continuing until b14 Releasing all our data Publishing “25 Questions” (Crowd)funding • Plan for the 30th anniversary!!
  104. 104. Venice Project Center Leaving Venice better than we found it • since 1988 veniceprojectcenter.org

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