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City receives Esri Canada’s Award of Excellence for Brampton GeoHub


​BRAMPTON, ON – The City of Brampton continues to build a Future Ready city. This week at the Esri Canada User Conference, the City received Esri Canada’s Award for Innovation in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for using GIS technology to support the Open Government initiative.

The Brampton GeoHub is an open data platform and collaborative technology that makes it easier for people to access public information such as property maps, bike maps and zoning by-laws. It features initiative-driven tools that help increase transparency and foster innovation. The GeoHub can be used to combine datasets and perform analysis through the use of maps and charts, or to download data to tell a story.

Esri Canada is a Canadian-owned company that provides world-class enterprise GIS solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The Esri Canada User Conference focuses on exciting new developments using Esri's GIS solutions.

To explore the Brampton Geohub, visit http://geohub.brampton.ca

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“Brampton is on the leading edge of the information technology sector,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “Our GeoHub platform showcases our commitment to openness and transparency, as well as our strong focus on innovation and excellence, driving us forward as a Future Ready city.”
- Mayor Linda Jeffrey

“In building a Future Ready city, we’re committed to excellence in government services. With the GeoHub, we are not only providing transparent service, it is also our aim to foster innovation and transformation in how we interact with our citizens. Through the GeoHub story and mapping features, our residents can get a better understanding of their community and its surroundings.”
- Joseph Pittari, 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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