0.2. Acceso a urbiThings

urbiThings is a cloud based online service that runs in any internet browser. Users can open different tabs in their browsers to access  and navigate through urbiThings functionalities. If users sign in, all the tabs opened in the same browser windows share the same user session. On the other hand, users can sign in with different user ID if they open different browsers or several windows of the same browser simultaneously.

Moreover, urbiThings does not allow screen resolutions below 800×600 píxels. There are two ways to access urbiThings:

1. Standard access

Users can access to the service typing urbithings.com in any browser address bar: urbiThings standard access via address bar or in the search bar of any search engine: urbiThings standard access via search bar The browser will display the service’s standard home page: Standard home page

2. Direct access

An Organization can subscribe a direct access in urbiThings to its area of action. It will allow the users to access its specific extent and its preloaded geoservices. For that purpose, they’ll access through a bespoke URL formed by: urbiThings.com + Organization area name +.maps extension. Example: Autonomous City of Melilla in Spain: http://urbithings.com/Melilla.maps

Each Organization can customize its home page, including their corporate name and images. In addition, those who access this way, will also have available the information shared by other Organizations in urbiThings.

Thus, urbiThings is the most costeffective option for an Organization to implement an SDI, in terms of human and technical resources.

To access to the previous example, the user types http://urbithings.com/Melilla.maps in the address bar of any browser:

urbiThings direct access to Melilla via address bar or in the search bar of any search engine: urbiThings direct access to Melilla via search bar The browser will display urniThings direct access to Melilla home page: urbithings direct access to Melilla home page