Parks and gardens datamodels

This repository is now archived and subsequent works will be carried out the in Smart data models repositories.

These data models are intended to model parks, gardens and related green spaces in a city.

The main entity types identified are:

  • Park. A park is an area of open space provided for recreational use, usually designed and in semi-natural state with grassy areas, trees and bushes. Parks are often but not always municipal. Typically open to the public, but may be fenced off, and may be temporarily closed e.g. at night time. See OpenStreetMap. already provides an entity type for this purpose which can be reused.

  • Garden. A garden is a distinguishable planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. A garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. Western gardens are almost universally based on plants. A garden can also be a part of a park and open to the public. See OpenStreetMap. A garden can be divided into several smaller parts, named flower beds (parterres in Spanish).

  • FlowerBed. A garden plot in which flowers (or other plants) are grown. Usually you will find flower beds in parks, gardens, pedestrian areas or at big highway interchanges. See OpenStreetMap

  • GreenspaceRecord. This entity contains a harmonised description of the conditions recorded on a particular area or point inside a garden or related green space. Such record can be associated to a garden, to an specific flower bed, etc.

New entities pending to be defined:

  • WateringPoint . To model watering points and how they could be controlled by means of IoT.
  • GreenSpaceOperation . To model operations to be done on green spaces in a city. Operations can be watering, fertilization, pesticide drop, etc.