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Three Trends Shaping State and Local Contracting

December 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

A new report from Onvia reviews the motivations of government agencies to prioritize procurement efficiencies and innovative technologies in 2015. Innovative and smart technology combined with efficient procurement are helping state and local government…

Montreal’s Mapping Database Will be Publicly Available

June 13, 2014 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Montrealers who want to peruse a 3D map of the city’s buildings, know where every lamppost is located or browse aerial photographs dating to the 1930s…

Key Data-related Trends Tied to Smart Cities

March 25, 2014 - in Projects, Smart Cities

With the emergence of smart cities and enabling technologies, authorities and other stakeholders will start exploiting new data sources—sensors, meters,…

New York City Opens More of the City’s Data, Including OpenStreetMap Collaboration

September 25, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Smart Cities

New York City today announced the release of dozens of new high-value data sets, an enhanced NYC Open Data portal at nyc.gov/data, and the citywide plan for unlocking all public data by 2018. These developments mark the latest milestone in the Department of…

City of Raleigh’s Open Data Portal Wins National Award

August 26, 2013 - in Projects

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has recognized the City of Raleigh’s open data portal with a 2013 Web 2.0 Award. The award recognizes state and local governments that have used Web 2.0 technologies and civic/social media tools to further citizen engagement,…

New York City Makes Its Map Data Accessible

July 29, 2013 - in Smart Cities

New York City streets are free to walk, but until now getting the city’s master map database cost dearly. That changed on Thursday, when the Department of City Planning made MapPLUTO — an extensive database full of information about each of the city’s…

URISA Notes the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Orange County Case

July 16, 2013 - in Corporate

On Monday, July 8, the California Supreme Court ruled that Orange County must provide spatial databases to outside parties in their original form as complete electronic databases, such as a geodatabase, rather than simply in a readable version, such as a printed…

U.S. Transportation Statistics Atlas Released for 2013

July 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2013 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week. The NTAD is a compilation…

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…

Building a Smarter Honolulu with Transparency and Citizen Involvement

June 28, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

A city that evokes the image of a high-rise skyline in the middle of paradise, Honolulu, Hawaii has recently been undergoing a technological transformation. In November 2011, the Center for Digital Government recognized Honolulu as the top digital city in…