Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia, is preparing for its first hackathon - HackJakarta - being held later this month, the city’s Head of Information Development Planning Centre, Setiaji, told FutureGov. He shares how Jakarta is using open government and Big Data to help city managers as it looks to become a smarter city.
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Following a recent FutureGov “Ask the experts” article, Red Hat’s Harrish Pillay, the Global Head for Community Architecture and Leadership, responds to another query from a FutureGov reader on when open source is free and when it’s not.
Access to open data is one of the key focus of the ‘Smart London Plan’ by the City Hall, with an aim to evolve the London Datastore into a global exemplar platform by 2016 and double the number of users on the Datastore and Dashboard by 2018.
In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Danny Pomanto, Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia’s sixth most populous city with 1.5 million residents, described his plans for a highly mobile and connected smart city.
Indian Government departments are being encouraged to upgrade their Windows XP operating systems or switch to open source operating systems like Linux. National Informatics Centre has informed government agencies that it will no longer support websites and other platforms running on Windows XP after March 31.
FutureGov speaks to Laurence Millar, former Government CIO of New Zealand and Gunnar Hellekson, Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector Group, for their perspectives on the UK Government’s plans to drop expensive proprietary software in favour of open source.
The World Bank has released the OpenDRI Field Guide which catalogues best practices on the management of open data programmes for disaster risk reduction by governments and other relevant organisations.
The United States General Services Administration has set up a unit - 18F - to house the government’s new digital delivery team. It will be responsible for the US digital government programme to drive efficiency, transparency and savings through innovation across the federal government.
The US Government launched climate.data.gov - a new climate-focused section of Data.gov, the Federal Government’s open data platform, hosted by the General Services Administration that will make authoritative climate data more open, accessible, and useful to citizens, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Land Information New Zealand recently released a new set of 3D models of central Christchurch which will make it easier for citizens and city planners to visualise the inner city as it was before it was damaged by an earthquake on 04 September 2010.
The Geotechnical Engineering Office of Taipei City Government recently launched a mobile app that allows citizens to conveniently access information on slope safety and stability.
In a visit to Ngee Ann Secondary School yesterday (22 July), FutureGov found students deeply ...
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 ...