Makati City in the Philippines has been using geographic information systems (GIS) for urban planning for almost a decade now, and plans to further improve its use of the technology, Merlina Panganiban, Head of Urban Development has told FutureGov.
The Hong Kong government has pulled together 120 types of ...
Officials from Thailand’s Treasury Department can soon update information on the use of state land more accurately and efficiently on the field with a new geographic information system (GIS).
Iskandar Malaysia, a growth zone in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, is attempting to ‘future-proof’ its development plans using GIS mapping technology from Esri. Encompassing the city of Johor Bahru, several towns and a planned administrative capital for the state, Iskandar Malaysia covers over 2000 square kilometres and has its planning administered by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), a federal government agency.
Governments are obsessed with their own mortality, and view the world through the prism of how long they have in office. This ranges from six years in the Philippines, five years in most countries, down to as little as three years in Australia. How do governments tackle long term challenges, when all they can hear is the steady tick-tock countdown to the next election?
A city in South Australia has published an interactive map to take its citizens through the history of the port city.
Naga City in the Philippines employs a team of officials to read and respond to Facebook comments. Mayor John Bongat tells FutureGov how that helped during Typhoon Glenda last month.
It is difficult at the best of times to get agencies to share data, but when a natural disaster hits, this need becomes vital. The Philippines has found new ways to get officials to share data and enable Big Data analytics to be used during response efforts
A new online fire monitoring GIS platform that pulls together all relevant information - such as hotspots, wind direction, land shape and features, as well as forestry licenses - was launched last week. It has shown to cut response time by 80%.
For the first time, students taking part in the Singapore government’s annual geospatial challenge worked with town leaders to solve problems such as improving mobility for the disabled, promoting healthy lifestyle among residents, and encouraging community bonding.
During the past decade, wildfires in the western United States have become a significantly growing concern.
Kent Connoughton, US Forest Service regional forester, is in charge of 17 forests and the large grassland located in the Pacific Northwest—Region 6. A Fellow of the Society of American Foresters, he is responsible for federal protection of forests from fire, bugs, and disease.
Connoughton’s staff uses geographic information system technology from Esri, the world leader in GIS technology, to measure forest conditions and look for patterns and relationships in forest health. The regional forester brings these maps to D.C. to build dialog about forest planning, policy, and legislation.
The Thai water authority plans to consolidate all location-based data across its departments into a central system within the next five years, the Metropolitan Water Authority has told FutureGov.
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The Infocomm Development Authority and Ministry of Education of Singapore have initiated plans to introduce ...
Ngee Ann Secondary School’s students are on a bid to “change the world” with ...