Regarding the WP3, the data collection process to populate the SLIDES datahub was closed at the end of March, and the data uploaded into the common repository. Then a data analytics process started, in order to develop a first set of KPIs and other measurement tools to be displayed into the SLIDES dashboard, which will help city managers to assess and monitor their performances and support their decisions. The dashboard contains the data provided by the cities themselves, the data collected by social media, TripAdvisor and Google relating to city visits, the ranking of monuments and tourist points of interest, the list and maps of traditional handicrafts shops and experiences, a dynamic maps of the five cities that show in real time the flows of people present in the various areas covered by cameras and sensors.
All these data can be easily selected and displayed through graphs and maps and the result will be a simple-to-use tool for managing tourist flows, in which each city will have its own personalised access. This tool will allow to have a more in-depth and accurate view of the flows of people present in the urban area and to manage the tourism in a more sustainable and organised way.
As for the mobility models the general framework of the mobility patterns in each partner city has been defined and the data inputed into the datahub. The COVID outbreak stopped the installation of the sensors and/or the start of the collection of real time data on visitors’ pedestrian mobility, which has been posponed after the end of all restrictions to movements.
With this emergency in mind, the technologies and models of simulation proposed for experimentation, initially focused only on the study of visitors-tourists, will also be used to provide a measurement of citizens' mobility and the recovery of social activity. So the aim is to build an innovative tool that would allow policy makers and stakeholders to know the demand for mobility in the historic center, when the resumption of socio-economic activities will create the problem of safety in the management of tourist visitor flows
Regarding the mapping of tangible and intangible heritage, and in particular of craft activities and CCIs, a list of the most “pertinent” craftsmen and businesses have been identified and preliminary information about the typology of craft activity and their location have been collected, so as to build a first “profile” of every business and to geolocalize them on the map. An online survey among the selected businesses has been planned, in order to collect more specific information about these businesses and “assess” their tourism potential - i.e. their “willingness” to offer possible activities and experiences to tourists. This activity has been rescheduled after the start of the lockdown, since all artisans were closed and there is not a precise date yet when they will reopen their activities.