Esri and Leica Smart Communities Innovation Challenge

Mobile Government Edition

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The Smart Communities Innovation Challenge is an open call for demonstration projects that supports bringing ground-breaking ideas of state and local government to reality.

The Challenge

The goal of this program is to foster transformational approaches to improving the productivity and efficiency of mobile field workers in all government disciplines in federal, state, regional, county, and municipal governments. This program recognizes that enterprises may have particular field data collection challenges that smartphones cant ideally meet. Projects are required to validate the value of combining geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) technologies for data collection, optimizing workloads, and providing real time information that supports field mobility. Reviewers will look for ideas that support complete mobile workflows, using Esri and Leica hardware and software, that extend to back-office processes such as operational dashboard. The challenge is open to governments in the United States only.

Download the full Grant Prospectus here.

Award Package

Ten winning applicants will receive the following jumpstart package to bring their project to life.

The Winners Are...

  • City of Wheaton Public Works Department, IL
  • North Dakota Department of Health
  • City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, WA
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, MA
  • Columbus Consolidated Government Inspections & Codes Department, GA
  • Lakewood Township Municipal Utilities Authority, NJ
  • Charter Township of Independence Geospatial Information & Solution Office, MI
  • Pueblo of Isleta Surveying and Mapping Division, NM
  • Goodhue County GIS/Environmental Health, MN
  • Missouri Department of Transportation

Key Dates

Aug 15, 2016

Competition Open

Oct 14, 2016

Competition Closes
at 5:00 p.m. PDT

Oct 31, 2016

Winners Announced

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