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How Big Data and GIS will plan a livable Singapore

Kicking off the first FutureGov Cities and Big Data Summit, Peter Quek, CIO at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, shared how they are using GIS to fully maximise the value of big data enabling them to design livable communities in the city state.

Vietnam to launch GIS for Mekong Delta region

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Singapore launches Cadastral feature on OneMap app

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27 March 2014 | News

Western Australia focuses on public sector accountability

The industry’s flagship 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum Western Australia spotlights public sector accountability. As the first in FutureGov’s 2014 series for Australia and New Zealand, forum explores ICT accountability, governance, cyber-security, and risk management reforms. Speakers represent ANZ, European and North American governments.

27 March 2014 | News

Singapore Police to launch geo-tagged emergency notification system on mobile app

Expected to be ready by mid 2014, the second version of Police@SG Mobile App will include a geo-tagged notification system, among other new enhancements, Fong Weng Kiong, Assistant Director (Policy & Development), Public Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force told FutureGov.

13 March 2014 | News

Mapping women in GIS

With March being Women’s History Month, what better way to honour women working with GIS in government, education, non-profit and the private sector than by putting them on the map!

28 February 2014 | News

Statistics New Zealand launches 2013 Census Maps

The New Zealand Government unveiled today an online tool called StatsMaps, that uses data derived from the 2013 Census to visualise and help users have a deeper understanding of New Zealand, and the changes in its economy, environment and society.

28 February 2014 | News

Canadian city uses Google’s new map gallery to support open data

The City of Edmonton, Canada’s fifth largest municipality, has taken another bold step towards open government by working together with Google to unlock and add value to the city’s datasets by making it available through the Google Maps Gallery.

20 February 2014 | News

Singapore government launches GIS-based property app

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has launched a new map-based app using Geographic Information System technology to ease information search on general planning decisions, according to a blog post yesterday by National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

17 February 2014 | News

Queensland Police to map crime scenes with new 3D tech

The Queensland Police Service will be leveraging a 3D mobile scanner called Zebedee, which will enable officers to produce an accurate 3D map of crime scene in less than 20 minutes.

11 February 2014 | News

Jakarta partners with mapping agency to promote use of geospatial information

The recent Memorandum of Understanding between Indonesia’s capital city and Geospatial Information Agency will promote the greater use of geospatial information to help Jakarta reach a smart city status.

10 February 2014 | News

Hawaii launches “WHO’S YOUR LEGISLATOR?” apps

The State of Hawaii has launched two applications, “Your 2014 Hawaii State Senate” and “Your 2014 Hawaii State House”, as a response to requests from the members of the public during an Open Government workshop at the Hawaii Digital Government Summit last year.

10 February 2014 | News

India builds US$ 52M GIS-based public safety response system

Under steps to develop a location-based emergency response system, the Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Home Affairs to establish an integrated computer-aided dispatch platform.

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