The award-winning MK Data Hub is a data infrastructure that supports the acquisition and management of both static and dynamic data from a variety of sources. The MK Data Hub was initially developed within the MK:Smart project, a flagship £17.2M UK initiative, which focused on progressing the smart city agenda in Milton Keynes. More recently it has been used to support the CityLABS innovation programme and the 1st International Competition on Robots in Smart Cities and it will also provide a key infrastructure component to the state-of-art 5G network that will be deployed in Milton Keynes in 2020 as part of the current MK:5G project.

Latest datasets

Dataset Date
test 2021-07-22 11:58:45
News Dataset - covid - From Aylien 2021-03-05 09:15:07
Milton Keynes COVID - MK Averages 2021-02-26 10:51:52

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Latest collections

Collection Date
COVID-19 2021-02-26 17:17:14
READ-IT 2020-12-07 09:49:43
Robots 2020-07-07 10:51:19

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Dataset summary

Datasets 827
Collections 5

Showcase applications

The following applications make use of data collected and stored in the Data Hub.


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This web application presents weekly historical data on COVID-19 cases and rates in Milton Keynes. The data is broken down and made available for smaller sub-regions of Milton Keynes.

SciRoc replay

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A replay of two trials from the SciRoc 2019 robotics competition. Watch video recorded during the trials, alongside a real-time feed of data passing between the robots and the Data Hub.  

Quality of life indicators

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This demonstration calculates a number of quality of life indicators, based on a selection of open data. These metrics are then merged with known geospatial boundaries in order to be displayed geographically on a map.  

KMi Robots – HanS Monitor

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Monitor the KMi HanS robot in real-time as it scans its environment for objects and issues relating to health and safety. Previous telemetery data can also be replayed, with bookmarks available for specific points of interest in time. More information on this project is available here.