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Infrastructure 1 
Ezra Duplissie-Cyr ‘15 | Rachel Barnes ‘15 | Luis Paniagua ‘16 | Ike May ‘15 
Vivian Yang ‘15 | Kote Mus...
Areas for Improvement 
1. Disaster and Weather Preparedness 
• Forecasting and predictions 
2. Transportation 
• Access, e...
Early-Warning Weather System 
1. Offshore sensors relaying 
weather in real time 
a. Online maps 
b. Interactive inundatio...
Flood Risks to the Elderly 
Topography Elderly 
US Census data, City of Portland 2014 
City of Portland 2014
Cycling Accessibility 
● High demand for cycling needs to be met 
● Solution for yearlong 
cycling: Heated bike lanes 
● B...
Generating Bus Data 
● Metrobus loses 
millions of dollars 
every year[1] 
● Some lines are very 
long without many 
stops...
Public Transportation 
● Expanding public bus 
system 
○ More routes and stops in 
areas around Portland 
● Increasing rel...
Smart City System & App 
● One system – front & back end 
● Front for citizens, back for the city 
● Accessible from varie...
Making the Internet Accessible 
● No public Wi-Fi 
○ Call boxes can be made 
into hotspots 
● Many people don’t have 
Inte...
● NYC Wi-Fi hotspots will 
reach up to 150 feet [1] 
● Home Wi-Fi routers can 
reach up to 300 feet 
outdoors 
[1] New Yor...
Making the Internet Accessible 
● No public Wi-Fi 
○ Call boxes can be made 
into hotspots 
● Many people don’t have 
Inte...
Areas for Improvement 
1. Disaster and Weather Preparedness 
• Forecasting and predictions 
2. Transportation 
• Access, e...
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Bowdoin College Digital Image of the City - Infrastructure (1)

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Digital Image of the City - Infrastructure
Bowdoin College
Fall 2014
Rachel Barnes, Ezra Duplissie-Cyr, Ike May, Kote Mushegian, Luis Paniagua, Mingo Sanchez, Vivian Yang
Presentation given on 12/10/14

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Bowdoin College Digital Image of the City - Infrastructure (1)

  1. 1. Infrastructure 1 Ezra Duplissie-Cyr ‘15 | Rachel Barnes ‘15 | Luis Paniagua ‘16 | Ike May ‘15 Vivian Yang ‘15 | Kote Mushegian ‘17 | Mingo Sanchez ‘17
  2. 2. Areas for Improvement 1. Disaster and Weather Preparedness • Forecasting and predictions 2. Transportation • Access, expansion, reducing reliance on automobiles 3. Accessibility • App for residents, public Wi-Fi, more computers
  3. 3. Early-Warning Weather System 1. Offshore sensors relaying weather in real time a. Online maps b. Interactive inundation warnings 2. Community resilience data/plans a. Increase forecasting accuracy b. Improved data accessibility Map generated in ArcMap 10.2 -- Source: MEGIS Data Catalog, 2014
  4. 4. Flood Risks to the Elderly Topography Elderly US Census data, City of Portland 2014 City of Portland 2014
  5. 5. Cycling Accessibility ● High demand for cycling needs to be met ● Solution for yearlong cycling: Heated bike lanes ● Benefits: ○ Reduce carbon emissions ○ Reduce traffic ○ Increase parking
  6. 6. Generating Bus Data ● Metrobus loses millions of dollars every year[1] ● Some lines are very long without many stops ● Cannot track usage[2] [map data] US Census Bureau; City of Portland, 2014. [1]National Department of Transportation, 2012. [2]Greater Portland Transit District, “METRO Fares.”
  7. 7. Public Transportation ● Expanding public bus system ○ More routes and stops in areas around Portland ● Increasing reliability and accessibility ○ Apps for wait times, routes [map data] Maine Office of GIS, City of Portland
  8. 8. Smart City System & App ● One system – front & back end ● Front for citizens, back for the city ● Accessible from variety of devices ● Easy way of notifying citizens of changes ● Great app for tourists tamr.com
  9. 9. Making the Internet Accessible ● No public Wi-Fi ○ Call boxes can be made into hotspots ● Many people don’t have Internet access ○ Computer sharing program in resource centers Map data – City of Portland (2014); statistics from city-data.com (2011), time.com (2013)
  10. 10. ● NYC Wi-Fi hotspots will reach up to 150 feet [1] ● Home Wi-Fi routers can reach up to 300 feet outdoors [1] New York Times (2014)
  11. 11. Making the Internet Accessible ● No public Wi-Fi ○ Call boxes can be made into hotspots ● Many people don’t have Internet access ○ Computer sharing program in resource centers Map data – City of Portland (2014); statistics from city-data.com (2011), time.com (2013)
  12. 12. Areas for Improvement 1. Disaster and Weather Preparedness • Forecasting and predictions 2. Transportation • Access, expansion, reducing reliance on automobiles 3. Accessibility • App for residents, public Wi-Fi, more computers
  13. 13. Thank you! Any questions?

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