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5 City IT Projects to Watch in 2014

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/19/2014 3:44:20 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: GIS
In addition I like to see the large software companies continue to provide enhancements that reduce the need for customization.

mejiac
mejiac  
1/18/2014 1:53:55 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Cities left behind
@Mary Jander,

"But cities that don't take risks on emerging technology stand to get left behind, and that's wasteful, too."

Very interesting.

Coudl you name some example?

I mean, when I think of this, I can't include those countries that aren't able to implement a tech solution simply because the lack sufficient resources, but have there been instances where the city failed to implement a solution while having the resources?

Thanks

mejiac
mejiac  
1/18/2014 1:49:00 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: GIS
@Mary Jander,

Excellent Article!

"The world's cities are teeming with successful IT projects, and we think some of the top projects deserve celebration."

This is a trend that it's also been seing at the entreprise level, where many companies are making improvements to the user experience which is very technology driven.

Hopefully leassons learned and gathered know how will assist in not only providing custom solutions, but the implementation period will also take less.

Rod
Rod  
1/5/2014 8:24:18 PM
User Rank Village Voice
navigation
where is the button or lead to get beyond the first page?

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/3/2014 12:52:58 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: IT Projects
Absolutely, Davedgreat! I'm rarely able to look through available government data without feeling like my head was spinning. What use is this data if people can't get a handle on it? Sure, civic hackers can make sense of this stuff without a problem... but data can be of use to people who aren't hackers as well.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
1/2/2014 12:04:39 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: IT Projects
Nicole, not only accessible, but making it understandable to the general public would mean a world of difference to city planners and citizens who are involved with the city (those that care anyway).

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/2/2014 11:54:56 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: IT Projects
I, too, felt excited about Chicago's database. Making data available is only half the battle; making it "accessible" is equally important, and that's what Chicago is doing.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/2/2014 11:49:57 AM
User Rank Staff
Abu Dhabi
Cool list, Mary. I was intrigued to see your inclusion of Abu Dhabi's 3D modelling plan. It didn't strike me as that groundbreaking when I first heard about it -- so I'm curious to know why you think it could be transformative?

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
1/2/2014 9:39:59 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
IT Projects
When i hear Crime fighting street lamps, I picture a streetlamp with a mask and cape kicking crimes butt...okay seriously...great idea to use something so simple as a street light almost all cities have street lights that can be used for this...but then comes people crying Big Brother is watching.

The collection of city databases and making them into a serchable dictionary/database is a great idea. Why should we have to go to many different databases to find what we are looking for? put them together into one place and make them searchable and there you have it, instant access to the numourous databases.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/1/2014 11:06:25 AM
User Rank Burgher
GIS
Thanks for this post. It is nice to know what other Cities are implementing in the field of Technology. We can watch them and learn what to do and what not to do when our chance to implement arises. Also, it was encouraging to know that Detroit is on the right track in the area of GIS technology.

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