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Ericsson launches online crowdsourcing project

Zafirah Salim | July 4, 2014
The aim is to collect up-to-date and locally relevant information about the cities that will then serve as a tool to explore the opportunities associated with a connected world.

Communications technology and services provider, Ericsson, has launched a crowdsourcing project called "Get Your City Networked", to map ICT-related initiatives implemented in Northern Europe and Central Asia.

According to its media statement, the project enables and encourages citizens to participate directly by sharing location-based information about the ways technologies are used in their cities and neighbourhoods.

To date, the map covers 22 countries and allows contributions to a variety of activities, such as public services, healthcare, education and more.

Charlotta Sund, Head of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia, said: "Ericsson has a long track record of advocating the increasing importance of ICT in the development of society. This project encompasses our ambitious effort to collect location-based information about ICT-based initiatives implemented in the cities."

"We believe that the benefit of this interactive map will extend way beyond sharing the information; it will serve as a tool to explore ever-evolving opportunities associated with the connected world. Let's map those opportunities, let's get our cities networked," she added.


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