The City of Brampton has, once again, been recognized for its innovative open data platform, the GeoHub.
Esri Inc., a global leader in Geographical Information Services (GIS), has awarded the city with their 2018 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for demonstrating groundbreaking and transformative possibilities of GIS software. As one of two Canadian award winners, the city was chosen from more than 300,000 eligible candidates for its effective enterprise implementation of GIS technology.
The Brampton GeoHub is an open data platform and collaborative technology that makes it easier for people to access public information. It is home to maps, apps, stories and datasets that highlight what’s happening in the city. The City Dashboard monitors the city’s municipal service performance and community measures; Parks and Rec Locator locates parks, schools and recreation facilities and Roadworks Viewer tracks construction projects and road closures in Brampton to help plan commutes and relieve traffic congestion in the city.
As a tool that enables enhanced two-way data sharing and communication, the GeoHub increases transparency, fosters innovation and allows residents a better understanding of their community and its surroundings.
“The City of Brampton continues to prove we are on the leading-edge of excellence and innovation and that we are on track to becoming a global leader in technology,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “Congratulations to our staff on winning the latest award for Brampton GeoHub, which is yet another recognition of the hard work the city is putting in on behalf of Brampton residents to build a future-ready, smart city.”
Visit geohub.brampton.ca to explore the Brampton Geohub.