Our Challenges

World Challenge Finland 2018

We are participating the World Challenge Finland 2018. It is a challenge to the world. The purpose is to bring the world closer together through innovative solutions that we each build and then collectively share with each other. Open source solutions serving your community needs, can then benefit every other city! Almost every city needs the same data management tools as every other city. If cities were to share their solutions with each other, this would multiply their investment by the number of cities participating, massively increasing Earth’s collective productivity for livability on planet Earth.
World Challenge Website

Microsoft AZURE @WORLD CHALLENGE 2018

How to solve planetary scaled challenges with planetary scaled cloud?

We are also participating the Microsoft AZURE World Challenge 2018. We use this intelligent cloud to make our app smarter! More details on how we use AZURE can be found in the System Architecture section.

Why "Smart Pollen Monitoring"?

Pollen, a danger near you ...

For people with allergies, pollen is a harmful allergen that causes an allergic reaction. The human immune system treats pollen as an attacker and responds by producing a large amount of antibody. This allergic reaction can cause the following symptoms: itchy watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat, hives, fatigue, and irritability.

Stay out without worries

The SMART POLLEN MONITORING application is a simple yet powerful 3D-web-based application project that facilitates the simulation of tree-pollen dispersal patterns of the selected tree types integrating with a smart routing functionality. An application illustrates the current and historic behavior of pollen dispersion at a specific location from each tree directly. It analyzes the area of high pollen dispersion dynamically according to the tree location, tree type and wind information by the period of time. Also, it provides a smart routing functionality suggesting the most suitable route to avoid the pollen area. Additionally, it is possible for users to enter the new tree data which has not yet existed into the application's database. Overall, it aims to help the people with tree pollen allergies to make a right decision about all their outdoor activities for example to select the right place for living or to plan the route to travel which has low level of pollen dispersion.

Check out the application in advance when planning your outdoor activities to avoid these foreign substances.
Then, just get out without worries!

Project Video

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Application Features

Pollen Dispersal Simulation

Users can simulate the pollen dispersal according to their tree types and time-mode selection. This is a core functionality of this application that gives an overview of the tree-pollen quantity which is useful for everyone... Family, runners, students, workers, bee-lover, city planner, ...

Monthly Tree Blooming Statistic data

After users select mode and tree type, then the statistical graph of the tree blooming will be shown up. Users can see roughly for the pollen trend of the selected tree-type all over the year if there is a high or low level of pollen.

Add your own trees

Users can contribute to the Smart Pollen Monitoring project easily by providing the missing pollen-tree data to the application. This crowdsourcing function will make the application growing based on the number of users.

Historical
and Real-time mode

Users can use the application to show pollen simulation for a historical or real-time mode. The historical data is based on the wind data from 1980 to 2016. The ability to visualize the historic pollen data can be used to approximately forecast the tree pollen in advance so that they can plan and prepare themselves for the danger pollen.

Routing Ability

Users can request for the routing and plan their journey to avoid the dangerous pollen. This function allows users to select between 1) one of their favorite routing engine: Google Map API, or 2) Our brand new developed PG-Routing function to find the best way to have a fast journey that avoids the danger pollen at the same time.

New area of interest, New York City

This year, we have included tree dataset in the area of New York City to the project! All New Yorkers will not be afraid of the tree pollen anymore...

Interactive Statistic Window

Users can activate a tree-pollen statistic chart to check the number of the selected tree type based on a current map view. This function gives an approximate number of pollen-trees they have to face on their journey.

System Architecture

We are now also participating in the Microsoft Challenge!!

How are we using the Azure cloud services to make the Smart Pollen Monitoring Smarter?
  • Using Azure Database for PostgreSQL to stream and store tree and wind data.
  • Using Azure Node.js Webapp as our web application server.
  • Using Azure Cloud Storage to host our main web page. (URL: https://smartpollenweb.z6.web.core.windows.net/)
  • Developing voice command to use the Smart Pollen Monitoring by utilizing Azure cognitive-services "Speech to Text". (Underdeveloping)

  • The overview of Smart Pollen Monitoring 2.0 system architecture

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    Our Team

    The three musketeers from Stuttgart, Germany

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      Joe Thunyathep Santhanavanich

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      Patrick Würstle

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      Giuliano Baumann

    Shortly about us

    We are graduates from the international Master Degree Programme “Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics” at the HFT Stuttgart. Every year, one of our family members and friends were suffered from different types of tree-pollen. This motivates us to develop the Smart Pollen Monitoring application with believes that it will help people to live happier without worries about pollen by understanding their behaviors. In 2017, we develop the Smart Pollen Monitoring 1.0 and participated in the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge and had been invited to Helsinki to present our project. We had been awarded the prize in the category "Best collaboration with other teams".

    In this year 2018, we will come back again with the smarter application..
    Smart Pollen Monitoring 2.0


    Contact us: smartpollenmonitoring@outlook.com


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