Local, Regional and Central Government

Open data practices and technology play an important role in facilitating and supporting the dynamic growth and change within cities

Open data practices refer to the sharing and accessibility of data collected by governments and other agencies. Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and big data analytics, have revolutionized the way cities operate and respond to the needs of their residents.

The increasing urbanization trend, with more than half of the global population living in cities and the projected rise to 68% by 2050, presents numerous challenges for governments and city planners.

These challenges include ensuring adequate housing for a growing population, developing efficient transportation systems to reduce congestion and pollution, providing essential services like healthcare and education, creating employment opportunities, and maintaining and expanding infrastructure to support the needs of a dynamic urban environment.

Connected data plays a crucial role. Leveraging open data practices, cities can collect and analyse information from sources such as sensors, mobile devices, and social media – connected data provides insights into patterns, preferences, and behaviours.

Integrated Data and Applications with FME

Streamlined Application integration

FME facilitates accessible, up-to-date, and fully integrated datasets, connecting diverse government teams and minimising manual, labour-intensive tasks. By leveraging FME, operational efficiency improves as data moves effortlessly between systems and applications.

Data entry is redundant, as is time-consuming data migrations, and error-prone processes. Teams can now focus their energies on higher-value tasks—strategizing, analyzing, and deriving insights from the consolidated information at their fingertips.

Dynamic Open Data Portals

Meeting the rising need for accessible stakeholder information, FME enables government agencies to establish open data portals that facilitate effortless data flow. These platforms serve as conduits for information, promoting transparency, collaboration, and efficient data sharing both within and beyond the organisation.

FME drives a new era of governance, where data becomes a bridge connecting governments and the communities they serve.

Automated Notification Service

FME’s automated notification service helps government agencies respond promptly to critical health and safety requirements, such as monitoring and maintaining road, pathway, and cycleway conditions.

By leveraging FME’s capabilities, governments can prevent infrastructure damage and promote safety through initiatives like “dial before you dig.”

Urban Planning and Design Support

FME enables governments to generate 3D models from 2D data, virtualising the environment and supporting urban planning and design processes. By visualising data, FME empowers stakeholders to make informed decisions, align projects with expectations, and optimise resource allocation.

Multi-jurisdiction Data Sharing

FME’s accessibility and integration capabilities enable the sharing of up-to-date, fully integrated datasets across regions, local government operatives, departments, and teams. This streamlines workflows, minimises manual tasks, and enhances operational efficiency.proving operational efficiency

Powerful business Intelligence and Smart City Enablers

The versatility and adaptability of FME enable governments to unlock the value of business intelligence tools, effectively utilizing geolocated data. FME plays a vital role in empowering the development of Smart Cities, leveraging data and technology to enrich urban living and promote sustainability. With the help of FME, governments gain the ability to harness data-driven intelligence, optimize the allocation of resources, delivering evidence-based decision-making.

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