Customers, Users or Citizens? Inclusion, Spatial Data and Governance in the Smart City

Author(s): Taylor, L., Richter, C., Jameson, S., and C. Perez de Pulgar
Social Science Research Network, published online June 9, 2016

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Integrating spatial planning and flood risk management: A new conceptual framework for the spatially integrated policy infrastructure

CEUS logoAuthor(s): Jing Ran, Zorica Nedovic-Budic
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 57, May 2016, Pages 68–79

Highlights

  • Integration of spatial planning and flood-risk management has three dimensions: territorial, policy and institutional.
  • Developing infrastructures sharing both data and models and systems is a promising way to support integration.
  • This paper conceptualises the Spatially Integrated Policy Infrastructure (SIPI) which focuses on policy integration.

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India: Comments requested on Geospatial Information Regulation Bill

On May 4, 2016, the Ministry of Home Affairs published a draft geospatial information bill which aims to regulate how companies and individuals create and share mapping data. Comments from the geospatial community are requested by June 4, 2016.

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Vespucci Summer Institute (Week 2): Sensors and Mobile Apps for Smart Cities, 5-9 September 2016, Benicassim, Spain

Many models of smart cities involve mobile apps in the hands of citizens, connecting to a potential collection of millions of sensors. But let’s take a step back and critically examine what we know about mobile apps: what works and what does not. Are sensors and sensor networks living up to their potential, or are they just industry-led hype? What are the organisational, ethical, and social implications of a fully sensorized smart-city?

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Identifying and quantifying benefits of meteorological satellites

Author(s): Molly E. Brown, Charles Wooldridge
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), Volume 97, No. 2 (February 2016)

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Assessing the socioeconomic impact and value of open geospatial information

Pearlman, Francoise, Pearlman, Jay, Bernknopf, Richard, Coote, Andrew, Craglia, Massimo, Friedl, Lawrence, Gallo, Jason, Hertzfeld, Henry, Jolly, Claire, Macauley, Molly, Shapiro, Carl, and Smart, Alan, 2016, Assessing the socioeconomic impact and value of open geospatial information: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1036, 36 p.

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Creating & sustaining successful collaborative relationships (think SDI)

thum blogCross-agency collaboration in the U.S. federal government has become a prevalent topic, more widely spoken and written about in the recent past than ever before, thanks, in part, to a bigger-than-ever focus on customer experience as a way of thinking within government. Rising customer expectations, advances in technology, and recommendations from government oversight organizations continue to challenge agencies’ efforts to forge partnerships that benefit citizens and customers.

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