The Data-gov Wiki is a project of the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, investigating open government datasets using semantic web technologies. The project is translating such datasets into RDF, getting them linked to the linked data cloud, and developing interesting applications and demos
Archive for 2010
Guided by principles such as collaboration, innovation and participation, the pioneering initiatives featured in The Enabling City attest to the power of community in stimulating the kind of innovative thinking needed to tackle complex issues ranging from participatory citizenship to urban livability.
The Guardian in assosiation with IBM published a series of articles concerning the ‘smart’ urban environment of the future. The articles examine characteristics of our daily life in a future smart city, initiatives taken by urban centers, and views of representatives from a list of European cities.
IBM inaugurated Smarter Cities Challenge is a 3-year IBM Corporate Citizenship initiative to enable up to 100 cities around the world to become smarter by enhancing their capacity to collect, analyze and act upon information across multiple core systems;
The report “ICT for City Management – Enabling, engaging and empowering city stakeholders” is based on surveys about ICT and city management of three stakeholder groups—public officials, city residents and business executives—in 15 cities across the world, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Esri president Jack Dangermond and Bern Szukalski show how geoservices and maps on the Web make government information easily discoverable and opens access to many new users and applications.