Sunday, July 29, 2007

Local eGovernment use Google Maps

Soka City in Saitama Prefecture renewed their Web site and improved the usability and accessibility on October 1st, 2006.

They facilitated the design and management and operation of contents by introducing Contents Management System. The CMS will cost 30 million yen in five years.

Map Guidance Service is one of the renewal example. This service based on "Google Maps" show the place of public facilities, road works, etc.

The reason why they chose Google Maps is that it is free, easy to use, quick response, easy management and maintenance compared with GIS and other map services.

Nishitokyo City in Tokyo is another example of map service powered by Google Maps.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

56.2% Local Government have Mobile Website

According to the investigation of the Nikkei Personal Computer Magazine the ratio of the local government which own the website for the cellular phone reached 56.2% in 2007.

There are 1,827 local governments in Japan. Local governments consist of cities, towns and villages.

Monday, July 23, 2007

NISC warns E-government's Vulnerability

NISC (National Information Security Center) announced the e-government services of 14 ministries had left their vulnerabilities.

These vulnerabilities are caused by Java Runtime Environment. The JRE problems keep citizens away from e-government services and damage their reliability and usability.

Egovernment needs Digital Forensics

Citizen's rights can be protected by controlling misbehavior in the administration if egovernment use digital forensics in their regular audits.