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WiFi4EU Free Wi-Fi for Europeans

WiFi4EU logoThe European Commission wishes to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces such as parks, squares, public building, libraries, health centres, and museums everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU. The budget of the WiFi4EU scheme is EUR 120 million between 2017-2019. It will support the installation of state-of-the-art Wi-Fi equipment in the centres of community life. Continue reading

Report: Benefits and Best Practices of Safe City Innovation

In “Benefits and best practices of safe city innovation,’ West and Bernstein from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institute, examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include cities in the United States, U.K., Thailand, Nigeria, Colombia, and more. Continue reading

The progress of African Smart City initiatives

African countries are still at the early stages of the urbanization process, but they are quickly catching up with the rest of the world. While Africa was the least urbanized region in the world in 2015, it is now the second fastest urbanizing region behind Asia, which it is expected to surpass by 2020.

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4 tips for effective implementation of Smart City solutions

Smart Cities are implementing new solutions offered by technologies, whose evolution is turning them into new fields of practice. One such new field is telematics, which incorporates telecommunications, vehicle and transport technologies, road safety, engineering, and computer science.

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Online Tool that Generates High-Quality Geographic Maps of Data in Seconds

Have you ever had to create a map for your project, thinking you could get it done within 30 minutes, but then spent an entire afternoon on it? Between collecting data,  creating a base map, choosing a color scheme, and finally putting together a graphic, creating a map can be a long,  trying process, taking up precious time when you could be doing other work. Map-making shouldn’ t Continue reading