Posts tagged as open data

Debating the smart city concept and its role in South Africa

  The Internet of Things and Big Data have popularised the smart city vision, and smart cities are increasingly being seen as the solution to addressing the challenges of rapid urbanisation. However, the smart city concept also conjures up images of data being used as a big brother governance tool, rampant corporatisation of the smart […]

Accessible GIS data: The game-changer for SA

  This article outlines how 1Map has democratised GIS data by championing the open online availability of spatial data to South Africa. We live in a wonderful country where the sun shines most of the time and where clouds bring promise of new life. In the world of geography and maps it’s also fitting that […]