IoT Demonstrators at the SWM Digitisation Fair

Students with TUM and SWM employees at the SWM Digitisation Fair

The Chair of Geoinformatics took part in the internal fair of the Stadtwerke München (SWM) on 17.10. on the topic of digital transformation. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the installation of the first computer at SWM, digitisation projects from all areas of the company were presented at more than 80 booths.

The chair participated with its own booth, where three demonstrators on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) were presented. An automatic irrigation system, a person counter and a room climate monitoring unit were exhibited.

Within the course "Geoinformatics 3" the students learned the basics of the Internet of Things and Geo Sensor Networks. For this purpose, the students worked in groups on real IoT questions. The projects covered all areas of an IoT application. The entire workflow from the selection and installation of the hardware components incl. sensors, the programming of microcontrollers and their connection to the Internet to a IoT application is covered. Free software and Open Standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - the Sensor Web Enablement Standards Suite - have consistently been used for the data and services used in the projects [more]. The aim of the course was to teach students the basics of IoT hardware, software, services and open standards by means of a practical project.

Use of the SWM LoRaWAN network

For the course in the summer semester of 2019, the LoRaWAN network of the Stadtwerke München (SWM), which is available throughout the city, was used for the first time. As cooperation partners, the SWM enabled free use of the network for the event. The area-wide LoRaWAN coverage enabled a broad spectrum of IoT projects for the students.