If you’re in government, then you’ll know that the concept of Gov 2.0 is everywhere right now. GIS is being flagged as a critical component of Gov 2.0… so that got us thinking… Is your GIS ready for Gov 2.0?
That’s the question we’re posing to local governments in our Australia-wide benchmark study. The aim of the study is to delve into the GIS habits of local governments in Australia to find out how Councils are using or would like to be using GIS to make Gov 2.0 a reality. The intel that we glean from the study will hopefully help us all in determining how best to use GIS to move forward with the concept.
GIS is increasingly being used as a platform to build mapping applications which engage the public, deliver transparency, simplify information and enhance policymaking. But what do you really think about the Gov 2.0 concept and what role do you see GIS playing?
“Local governments all over the world are embracing online GIS as a powerful framework to share data with the public, and receive data back from the public,” says Megan Hughes, our Business Development Manager for Local Government in New South Wales.
“Gov 2.0 is still new to Australian governments – but it seems to be an inevitable part of their future. This is why the benchmark study is so important. It will be a useful platform to learn where our governments are at in adopting the principle, and the role GIS is playing. For participants, it will provide insight into how other local councils are adopting Gov 2.0, so they can see how their council compares to other like councils.”
We’re inviting all local governments to participate and the study is open now (closes 3rd December 2010)! It’ll take about 10 minutes to complete.
So why take part? Well, apart from becoming involved in an interesting industry conversation, participants in the study also gain access to exclusive study results and insight into how other local councils are adopting Gov 2.0. But wait! There’s more! Participants also go into the draw to win an iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G (32 GB).
So the question remains – is your GIS ready for Gov 2.0? Are you making the most of location and GIS in the Gov 2.0 space? Can you leverage GIS more to help your local government become Gov 2.0 savvy?
– Alicia S.