Promoting g-government in the Gauteng City-Region

February 13th, 2012, Published in Articles: PositionIT

by Chris Wray, GCRO

Accessing spatial government information, even between government departments, remains a challenge in South Africa. GCRO (Gauteng City-Region Observatory) recognised a need to open access to government data and in 2010 developed an innovative Web GIS viewer. The viewer combines government, proprietary and open data sources such as Google Maps, in an application that is responsive and easy to use, with a fun element of Web 2.0 pop-up windows and dynamic graphs.

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