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CitySDK challenge: Build Best cross-city Smart Participation app – win 3000 euros

CitySDK project was set to harmonize APIs across cities in Europe. Helsinki together with Amsterdam, Lisbon, Lamia and Rome implemented an issue reporting API. The API is also compliant with Open311 interface, which is used in several cities in US and elsewhere. We now launch the CitySDK challenge where we seek for the Best cross-city […]

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Launching the Manchester Endpoint

  In Manchester we have been working with the linked data platform developed by Waag Society for the last year. We were given a preview of it last March where we were able to make it available to developers at the FutureEverything Festival Transport Innovation Challenge, where a number of applications started to use the […]

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Expanding Smart Participation: jobs and vocational training

The key CitySDK effort is making (digital) services available to citizens, while unifying and simplifying the development process. Cities are working hard to build a valid toolkit which has to be standard, interoperable, scalable and easy to be exploited by other Cities willing to support the ecosystem. By initially focusing on three distinct domains – […]

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Istanbul Public Transportation Information System

  As cities grow due to increasing population, the pressure on transportation systems increases as well, which results in more complex challenges. In the big cities transportation alternatives evolving along with the depending on geography. Istanbul is the one of luckiest cities in this respect. Roads and railways as well as the sea route offer […]

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Tourism: a common domain

  Tourism sector is important for the economies of many countries and cities that depend on the touristic activities to support the local economy. Nevertheless, the sector is going through deep changes and the established paradigms are shifting, as the conventional tourists are starting to demand customized and innovative experiences, rather the usual guided tours […]

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Students in Motion: Creating and using open data

  In the week of February 3rd, 2500 first year students from the University of Applied Science of Amsterdam collaborated to create new apps using open data for Amsterdam. During the SIM (Students in Motion) week, 250 teams of 10 students each were assigned to a specific neighborhood in Amsterdam. They were given the task […]

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The future of Open311

  Today Open311 was the primary inspiration for CitySDK team to develop its own API to help European cities communicate more efficiently with their citizens. Potholes, broken traffic signs, abandon vehicles are some of everyday requests’ types that are being submitted on Open311-compliant servers around the world. Citizens using their mobile device or a web […]

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Apps with Istanbul Transport Open Data Awarded

  Istanbul as being one of the most crowded and attractive cities in the world, hosts several hackathons nowadays. But one of them was remarkable where Istanbul City data were used by the developers. Thanks to CitySDK Project, Istanbul transport data was opened by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for the HACKATHONIST organized in November 1 – 3, […]

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Helsinki – a transparent city

  Imagine a city where public decision-making is easy for all to follow and comment on using any digital channel. A solution to this challenge is being sought in Helsinki, which has long been working to unlock the data reserves related to municipal decision-making. In September 2013, more than 1,000 sets of data had been […]

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MSDN Magazine promotes Open311

  The November Issue of the MSDN Magazine concentrates on the government-focused app development scenarios and therefore promotes the Open311 standard. Tim Kulp, the leader of the development team at United Healthcare International in Baltimore, demonstrates the benefits of the Open311 API by integrating it into Windows Store apps. According to him, the Windows Store apps […]

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