Code for Europe – Rome PilotImproving cities’Free WiFisystems, with a little helpfrom Citizens..
Introduction The idea starts from a project by Province of Rome. Purposes: – Improving Provincia WiFi network – Involving citizens in this activity
Provincia WiFi Free public Wi-Fi network Access points installed in public places ( Squares, parks, libraries.. ) of Province of Rome. Based on OpenWisp: http://openwisp.org/history.html An open source software platform that can be used to implement a complete Wi-Fi service
Provincia WiFi Dislocation of already installed Access Points
Provincia WiFi Province of Rome is planning to add other Access Points to the network. Citizen’s participation is asked, in order to decide where to install them. An application is needed, in order to achieve this goal.
Participation Collecting citizen’s proposals about locations where to install new hotspots.
Participation Votes on proposals Hotspots installed in the most voted locations.
DisseminationPilot reusability Reuse in other Free public WiFi networks From Provincia WiFi to Italia WiFi.. From Italia WiFi to Europe WiFi.. From Europe WiFi to … ?
Inputs from Code for Europeand CitySDK projects Fostering new ways to shorten the distance between local governments and citizens. Improving the quantity and quality of Open data published by local authorities. Making use of crowdsourcing to generate new open data.
Ideas Extending the initial purpose Creating a model that can be useful also in different scenarios. Try to build up a more general civic participation platform
Usage examples Publication/crowdsourcing of job offers and training courses Signaling of abandoned buildings, that could be reused for social needs Surveys on public services …..
Pilot purposes Collecting PoI suggestions from users. Users can vote other users’ proposals. Collecting comments/ratings on already existing PoI’s.
Pilot Features/1 Web interface : – PoI’s display – PoI’s insert – Voting PoI’s – Comments/ratings about PoI’s
Pilot Features/2 Administrators interface : – Import of existing PoI’s in the application – Definition of categories – Web User Interface customization
Pilot Features/3 Application based on API : – Data available for developers in order to build new apps.