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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,…

Open Data Means Registries

March 4, 2013 - in Column

The municipal world has been buzzing with the concepts of Open Data. Many regions and municipalities have declared their support for the idea, and a Global Open Data Day was declared on February 22, 2013. Organizations have formed and principles declared (see…

Learning from Chicago's Open Data

December 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Chicago publishes every minute detail about the movement of its buses and every little skirmish in its neighborhoods. A team of researchers at the University of Chicago is taking that flood of data and using it to understand and improve the city. “Right…