The City of Warsaw has been awarded in the “Urban Innovation Leader 2016” contest. The award was presented on 20th August during the “City 2.0 - Smart City” conference.
This prestigious contest is organised by Computerworld, and promotes smart and novel solutions and implementations congruent with the Smart-city concept, which is an intelligent, safe and resident-friendly city.
This year twelve nominated cities competed for the award. The main prize was awarded to Wrocław - for the IT Services Centre and the implementation of Internet payment solutions.
Aside from the main prize, three equal-rank awards were given. One of them was presented to the City of Warsaw for the implementation of the project allowing access to Warsaw data via the platform api.um.warszawa.pl. The two other awards were presented to Gdańsk and Kraków.
Warsaw allows wide access to municipal public data to all interested parties via api.um.warszawa.pl, various types of data being published on the website, including spatial information (orthoimages, ATMs, healthcare centres, lodgings), public transport (public transport timetables, city bikes, bus stops, paid parking zones), sports and leisure (tourist information, sports venues), history and religion (cemeteries, historical maps), and education (a list of educational institutions). There are 250 databases in total, encompassing 13 categories, compiled in all departments of the City of Warsaw and other municipal entities.