From EPSA - European Public Sector Award


Better than a map and even more practical than a GPS, ‘IssySpots’ is an enhanced reality application for iPhone – an illustration of future eGovernment. The first enhanced reality application developed by a French local authority, ‘IssySpots’ enables inhabitants as well as shortstay visitors equipped with an iPhone to easily find their way around the city thanks to enhanced reality. More than 500 points of interest in the city (transportation, businesses, administrations, etc.) are displayed on the user’s iPhone in real time according to his location, allowing him to move freely towards the main locations of interest of the city. The application gives particular importance to innovative companies and city services.

With over 70,000 jobs – out of which more than half are in the ICT sector – in a town of more than 64,000 inhabitants, Issy-les-Moulineaux is one of the main technological and economic centres in south-west Paris. Since the mid 1990s the city has developed many innovative services. Today, 85% of the population is connected to the internet. From the youngest up to the oldest, Issy’s residents have access to a wide range of electronic services (Cyber-nurseries, cyber senior centres, mobile phone payment of parking fees, videoconferencing for parents with children away at holiday camps, web services to pay for school meals and making reservations for leisure centres, online ordering of documents, Web TV, Facebook and Twitter pages, Issy 3D, etc.) Within this ICT-oriented background, and given that the smartphone apps market is booming, Issy-les-Moulineaux wanted to offer its inhabitants a new innovative and useful service.

Beyond promoting the high-tech image of the City, the purpose of ‘IssySpots’ is to offer to the 70,000 employees working in Issy, as well as to inhabitants, a true mobile digital extension of the ‘paper version’ of the practical guide of the City. The application allows them to find their way easily in the city and to identify the main points of interest according to their location. In the long run, the objective is to have the whole of Issy at one’s fingertips, whenever and wherever needed: telephone numbers, addresses, websites, email contacts, etc.

Award info
Award category: smart public service delivery
Award type: submission
Award year: 2011
Project type
Sector: Information society, technology, media and audiovisual
Type of activity:
Keywords: Augmented reality, hotspots, 3D, Issy
Short English description: ‘IssySpots’ is an enhanced reality application for iPhone – an illustration of future eGovernment.
Further information
Organisation: Issy Média
Other applicants:
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: 1-25
Number of people involved: 1-5
Country: France
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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