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Knight Cities Challenge Offers $5 Million for Ideas to Make Cities More Successful

September 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced the Knight Cities Challenge, seeking new ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. The challenge is offering $5 million for innovative projects that…

City of Saskatoon Recognized for Increased Citizen Engagement through GIS

September 17, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Transportation

The City of Saskatoon received an Award of Excellence today from Esri Canada for developing a geographic information system (GIS) application that allows…

Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial

July 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

Hexagon Geospatial announces that the town of Laubach, Germany recently implemented Mobile Alert to help gain citizen-driven insights about incidents…

Azavea Becomes a Google Civic Information API Partner

July 24, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, has become one of the Google Civic Information API partners.  The Google Civic Information API is a free data service that provides polling place locations, candidates, voter ID requirements…

Philadelphia Sees Cities as Labs of Innovation with GIS as an Enabler

Adel Ebeid, CIO at the City of Philadelphia, spoke to the Esri International User Conference at the Senior Executive Seminar. In addition to being accountable to the traditional information technology underpinnings, he’s also focused on innovation. While…

Open Data Empowers Citizens

June 24, 2013 - in Uncategorized

Open data represents a revolution in the way citizens interact with their governments, experts say, but lasting support from public entities will be needed to ensure the information meets its full potential. The government of Canada launched its open data…