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City of Brampton wins two awards for advances in Information Technology


BRAMPTON, ON - The City of Brampton continues to build a future ready city. It has recently received two awards for its advances in information technology: Excellence in Municipal Systems Award and Open Data Rising Star Award.

The award for Excellence in Municipal Systems from Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario presented in Windsor, on June 5, 2017 was for the City’s Hybrid Identity Management system – an online solution for creating a personalized user experience for Brampton residents using the online services available on www.brampton.ca. The new system allows citizens to utilize their existing social media identities, as well as to create a single Brampton Digital Identity to access the multiple online services provided by the City.

The Open Data Rising Star award was presented at the Canadian Open Data Summit in Edmonton on June 13, 2017 for the City of Brampton’s GeoHub Platform, a new comprehensive open data portal.  The GeoHub allows users to explore, visualize, analyze, filter and use different open datasets before they use/download them. Data in the GeoHub is tightly integrated with other City systems, ensuring that the accuracy, quality and currency are kept to a very high standard. Visit http://geohub.ca to explore the site. Apart from providing datasets, the GeoHub features interactive stories, web applications and maps.

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“In building a future ready city, we are committed to excellence in government services. With the GeoHub, we are not only providing transparency in service, it is also our aim to foster innovation and transformation in how we interact with our citizens. Through the GeoHub stories and mapping features, our residents can get a better understanding of their community and its surroundings.”
- Joseph Pittari, Acting Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services

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Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.


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City of Brampton
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