As the world becomes more digitised, more real-time data about cities is becoming available. This data can help to manage cities better. It can make cities smarter.
The GeoJozi Challenge is a developer challenge that calls on young citizens of Johannesburg (30 years old or younger) to tackle our city’s toughest problems through the innovative use of Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
We are calling on young developers - 30 years old or younger - to find a digital solution to the many challenges that exist around street addresses and location in our city.
A street address informs us of location. It answers the question: “Where?” And that is where Geographic Information Systems (GIS) come in, because it is all about a specific position or coordinates on earth.
If you are a Johannesburg-based developer, sign up for the GeoJozi Challenge and work with the City of Johannesburg to improve the lives of our citizens. You stand the chance of winning R150 000 for your winning idea. Second and third places will earn you R100 000 and R50 000 respectively.
|WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE|
|WHAT YOU'LL DO|
Street addresses need to be accurate and available for a city to work smartly for all. When street addresses are not accurate or not available serious challenges occur. Furthermore, each type of stand (e.g. building, home, gated community, informal settlement, etc.) introduces its own set of different challenges.
|DISPLAY OF ADDRESSES|
|OTHER PHYSICAL ADDRESS CHALLENGES|
A street address has more significance than many people realise. An address specifies a point of service delivery and makes the city function better for everyone. It is essential for electricity, water, refuse, sewage, emergency services, land ownership, parcel deliveries and countless other critical services and functions. Without a street address and a location, cities cannot look after their citizens effectively.
A street address is also part of a citizen’s identity too. Many people with exactly the same names are differentiated through their addresses.
|BENEFITS OF STREET ADDRESSES|
|COJ STREET ADDRESSES|
|STREET ADDRESSES AND THE LAW|
|BRIEFING SESSION PRESENTATIONS|