Business and innovation | April 30, 2021
PSD Citywide has selected the City of Mississauga as one of the top 10 most mature public sector geographic information system (GIS) programs in North America for 2020. Ninety government organizations across North America participated in the 2020 Geospatial Maturity Index (GMI) survey.
“Being recognized for our robust GIS program further validates Mississauga as Canada’s most connected city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We will continue to work hard to find new and innovative ways to utilize our GIS program to better serve residents and attract new business and investment to Mississauga.”
The GMI survey helps public sector organizations measure their GIS program maturity among their peers. In the survey, participants detailed the ways they used GIS to better serve residents. This included the use of GIS in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Being recognized in the GMI is a great affirmation of all we do as a Smart City to make our data available to everyone,” said Shawn Slack, Director, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. “This includes but is not limited to the City’s Geospatial Master Plan that has set the course for our GIS program now and for the future.”
In March, the Intelligent Community Forum recognized Mississauga as one of the Smart21 cities. The City is now a finalist for the Forum’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year, which will be named in June.
About PSD Citywide
PSD Citywide empowers governments of all sizes with infrastructure asset management, budgeting and GIS solutions. PSD specializes in web-based software to modernize asset management, maintenance management, permitting, budgeting and GIS. PSD created the GMI to support GIS program development, capacity building and innovation in public sector organizations.
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