Adoption of geographic information systems has allowed the City to open data and connect with its residents
TORONTO, Esri Canada User Conference -- October 23, 2017 – The City of Brampton today received Esri Canada’s Award of Excellence for using geographic information system (GIS) technology to support their Open Government initiative. The City developed Brampton GeoHub, an open data platform which has increased the transparency of the City government to residents and saved money. This collaborative technology makes it much easier for people to access public information such as property maps, bike maps and zoning by-laws.
“By using GIS, Brampton has encouraged residents to access the City’s site and more deeply engage with their community.” says Alex Miller, president, Esri Canada. “This has also saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars. In the first year of its use, the City saved about 588 hours of staff time.”
“In building a future ready city, we’re committed to excellence in government services. With the GeoHub, we are not only providing transparency in service; it is also our aim to foster innovation and transformation in how we interact with our citizens,” notes Joseph Pittari, Commissioner of Corporate Services for Brampton. “Through the GeoHub stories and mapping features, our residents can get...