We are excited to announce that Paige Fitzgerald from Waze will be speaking at the Esri UC 2016! Her work at Waze has focused on public-private partnerships through the Connected Citizens Program, where they connect citizens and government with data, in a shared effort to improve safety and awareness on the roads.
Esri started working with Waze last year, helping governments create and share data that can be used by citizens via the Waze application. While it starts with sharing road closures, communities can also contribute parking locations, city buildings, school zones, speed limits, streets, snow plow locations, and business listings. As part of a two way agreement with Waze governments are able to bring a live feed of anonymous Waze alert and jam data into ArcGIS for triggering events, or to spatially analyze the data in an effort to understand spatial-temporal trends throughout the community.
Come hear Paige speak about the benefits of sharing your data with Waze at these sessions in San Diego, and sign up for the Connected Citizens Program today!
ArcGIS Online: Developing an Open Data Strategy
Wednesday, June 29, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM. Location: Room 8, San Diego Convention Center
Think beyond an Open Data portal and discuss how to improve the quality of your community by amplifying the impact of your data.
Civic Engagement & Technology Special Interest Group
Wednesday, June 29, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Location: Room 31 B/C, San Diego Convention Center
Learn how cities are leveraging modern technology to transform Open Data into a usable public commodity. In this session we will hear from a smaller city who’s making a big impact, a harmonious collaboration between a large city and county.