The e-Stat government statistics portal provides Japanese government statistical data from all Japanese government ministries. The primary purpose of the site is to allow users to search for any government statistical data, in a user-friendly, easy-to-find manner. This is the primary data portal for the Ministry of Public Management run Statistics Bureau.
Today's article is about civic tech community in Japan. This June we hosted the event for Open Data and the event became a gathering for the government, local government, and civic tech community. Our event was covered by this web media and that article describes well about the case so I'd like to share with you.
The Japanese government has been working on Open Data for years and it's said that "Open Data phase 2" has started. Phase 1 means how you organize Open Data and its platform, phase 2 means how you utilize data for residents. So today, I'd like to share one of the famous case study in a small city in Japan.
Information Processing Society of Japan is the largest an academic conference in Japanese information study sector. They have more than 15,000 members. The aim of the organization is to grow Academic/Technological progress in information processing world.
In our lives, maps and location information are often used in various fields. In recent years, there are various services using location information such as car navigation and even games using the GPS information of smart phones. These location information is called G space information (geospatial information).
Pro-face(Schneider Electric) is manufacturing company who is operating more than 20 countries, providing solutions to enhance factory operation efficiency, producing factory automation devices such as touch panel for factory use, control instrument etc. The website has 37 languages, ten-thousands of product, thousands of specification in each product, and hundred-thousands of customer database in the system.
NTT Communications is Japan's largest telecommunication/infrastructure company, and subsidiary company of NTT, listed as Fortune Global 500. Providing data center solution, cloud solution, Network/Security solutions to support their clients. Their business field is worldwide, spreading 40 countries, 120 cities with 140 data center locations.
Urban Data Challenge(UDC) is the project organized by The University of Tokyo, in collaboration with The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and related organizations. The purpose of this project is to encourage everybody to collect and use the social infrastructure data hosted by the Association for Promotion of Infrastructure Geospatial Information Distribution.