Smart POIs: a FIWARE-based technology to engage users and make cities more sustainable

Smart POIs: a FIWARE-based technology to engage users and make cities more sustainable

HOP Ubiquitous, one of EU-side partners from SmartSDK project, has released the initial version of the Smart POIs.

Smart POIs will provide an interaction point with citizens and visitors to obtain information about relevant places in conjunction with environmental monitoring data. Therefore, these Smart POIs will be accessible when using public transport and visiting relevant Points of Interest in Mexico City.  Smart POIs contribute to the Smart City ecosystem in 5 pillars: Environmental Monitoring, Citizens engagements, Tourism and Open Data in conjunction with Open Interfaces (FIWARE).


Smart POIs are FIWARE-ready technology and based on Open Standards (OMA NGSI data models[1] and OMA LwM2M protocols[2]). Therefore, Smart POIs are an example of FIWARE and SmartSDK ambition to contribute to the development of Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) that promotes the development of sustainable ecosystems, interoperable solutions that promotes economy (entrepreneurship), open marketplace for Smart cities based on Open Standards, and raise awareness about key needs in the Smart Cities such as environmental monitoring and active citizens’ engagement.

Smart POIs are strategic areas of interest that have the capacity to collaborate with the urban environment in different ways, adapting to the real needs of cities. They allow the sensing of a specific area of the city by obtaining information about the temperature, the amount of gases emitted into the atmosphere, humidity, noise, soil vibration and even monitor the city’s illumination. In addition, these Smart POIs interact with visitors and citizens through the innovative Google’s Physical Web technology, allowing the validation of projects and opening dialogues of suggestions with the people who is around the Smart POI, without making use of any native Application, just through a context and geo-located notification that invites to the people to be part of the experience.   Therefore, these points of interaction are responsible for putting the user in contact with a specific physical point. Creating an intelligent ecosystem to improve the quality of life in the cities and promoting the participation of the citizens. More details in:

[1] FIWARE / OMA NGSI Data models from Smart POI:

[2] FIWARE Integration of OMA LwM2M from HOP Ubiquitous Smart POI and hardware: