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Japan brings data from businesses, government & citizens together into one interactive site

The City of Kitakyushu in Japan has created an information portal that brings together location-based data from across local businesses, citizens and government.

GIS is more important than ever to solve today’s world challenges - Esri President

Geographic information provides context and a framework to help solve ...

3 July 2014 | News

India state, Kerala, to use crime mapping to try to cut domestic violence

The Indian state government of Kerala has committed to introduce crime mapping in all communities to try to reduce incidents of domestic violence, said Dr M K Muneer, Minister for Panchayats and Social Justice on Monday.

2 July 2014 | News

Queensland saves over US$94m in Australia’s largest mapping project to mitigate floods

The Queensland State Government saved over A$99 million (US$94 million) in the largest Australian mapping project to mitigate flood by using an innovative geographic information system (GIS). The project’s success has caught the attention of the United Nations.

1 July 2014 | News

Singapore police needs better technology, recommends Little India riot inquiry

The committee tasked to review last December’s Little India riot in Singapore recommended that the Singapore Police Force invest in technology that will improve its communications, command and control capabilities.

18 June 2014 | News

NATO launches map of its global activities and partnerships

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an intergovernmental military alliance, has launched an interactive map illustrating some of the ways it is working around the world, including partnerships in Japan, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand.

13 June 2014 | News

Singapore plans regional humanitarian assistance and disaster relief centre

Singapore proposes regional disaster relief centre

10 June 2014 | Interview

Cities for citizens - urban planning for the people

The challenges facing cities over the next few years are large and growing - take new technologies, new expectations, and increasing global competition, to name but a few. Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, thinks that technology can help, and tells FutureGov that it’s important to take a citizen-centric approach to urban transformation.

10 June 2014 | News

The Philippines government prioritises 19 municipalities for geohazard mapping

The Mines and GeoSciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippine Iloilo City, with a population of over 420,000 residents, expects to complete the geohazard assessment and mapping of the 19 priority local government units in the region before the month of June ends.

9 June 2014 | News

Mayors & leaders meet for disaster exercise in the Philippines

Mayors, disaster risk reduction and city planning officers from across the Philippines have been meeting regularly over the past three months to learn how to mitigate disasters using technology, such as 3D hazard maps, flood models, simulation software and mobile apps.

9 June 2014 | News

Philippines, New Zealand launch national command centres to coordinate public safety

The Philippines and New Zealand have both just launched new national command centres, using technology to coordinate responses to major events in their respective countries.

4 June 2014 | News

Singapore Government and IBM to improve public transport with Big Data analytics

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority this week announced plans to use analytics to predict travel patterns and make the city’s public transport system more efficient.

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