The Moscow government projects received the Runet Prize in five nominations at a time, especially in the nominations “State and society”, “Creative industries”, “Development of domestic tourism” and others. Among the winners are the Moscow digital ecosystem, the short-term rental service for urban spaces “Together with Culture”, the tourist service Russpass and the portal Discovermoscow.com. Over a thousand entries were submitted for the competition.
This year the Moscow digital ecosystem celebrated its 10th anniversary – in 2011 the first e-service was launched. And now, over 380 useful digital services help residents with their daily lives. The mos.ru portal of the mayor and the government of Moscow, the Electronic House and Our City platforms, useful mobile applications – each city project is designed to make it as easy as possible for Muscovites to solve everyday problems and free up time for what’s really important to them.
With digitization, a new standard of quality of life in the metropolis has been defined. Moscow has become more human-centered and the old bureaucratic apparatus has evolved into a friendly 24/7 service.
In 2021, the Runet Prize was awarded in six main nominations, such as State and Society, Media and Mass Communications, Education and Personal, Economy and Business, Science, Technology and Innovation, Health and Healthcare, and in seven nominations special. Among them are “National tourism development”, “Networked cultural projects”, “Gaming industry and eSports”, “Creative industries”.
State and company appointment
The winner of the award in the “State and Society” category was the “Digital Ecosystem of Moscow” project. The city as a service ”. All technology is introduced in Moscow not for the technology itself, but in order to make life in the metropolis as comfortable as possible. Every citizen is at the center of the digital transformation.
Moscow was the first in Russia to start providing government services online. At this point, Moscow’s digital ecosystem includes more than 10 online resources that solve various problems and more than 380 electronic services. With their help, Muscovites can make an appointment with a doctor or for a vaccination, enroll a child in a creative circle or a sports club, apply for a business grant. 14.4 million people are registered on the city portal mos.ru, from which online services are provided.
Unnecessary visits to establishments, receipt and transfer of paper certificates are a thing of the past: they are replaced with just a few clicks. Since 2011, electronic services in Moscow have been used more than two billion times. And their demand is growing every year: If in 2011 residents had requested electronic services only 57,000 times, then by the end of 2020, that number exceeded 400 million. Almost all household problems can be solved online.
Moscow’s digital ecosystem is a complex of technological solutions, forming a unique online environment with useful tools for every Muscovite. For example, a Mos ID account gives access to more than 150 resources – portals and mobile applications, including not only city sites but also popular private sites. Thanks to the development of digital interagency interaction, authorities receive almost all the necessary information from each other in electronic form, which saves citizens the hassle of providing it and saves a lot of time.
Development of domestic tourism appointment
The Moscow projects Russpass and Discovermoscow.com were jointly awarded with the special nomination “Development of domestic tourism”.
The Russpass travel service was created at the initiative of the Moscow government. To develop the project, the Moscow government is cooperating with all regions of the country. The service started operating in the summer of 2020 and has since been used by 1.4 million people. Using the Russpass, one can plan an individual itinerary in Russia, buy ready-made tours, plane, train or museum tickets and reserve a table in a restaurant. Today, the service collects more than 3.5 thousand offers for travelers. Last fall Russpass introduced a mobile app. It is available in three languages: Russian, English and Spanish.
All basic information for travelers is accumulated by the official Moscow travel portal Discovermoscow.com. Here you can find data on hundreds of attractions: old mansions, cultural sites, museums and monuments. There you will also find a section with online excursions and virtual walks in the city, get acquainted with the gastronomic points of Moscow.
Nomination Creative Industries
In the nomination “Creative industries”, the Moscow short-term rental service of urban spaces “Together with culture” won the Runet Prize. Since February of this year, Muscovites have the possibility of renting premises in a library, museum or House of Culture in order to organize their event – an exhibition, a performance or a conference. Today, the service has more than 530 premises. In addition, the user can order the necessary equipment or request organizational assistance.
Other Moscow projects – winners
Two other Moscow government digital projects became laureates in 2021: the use of computer vision in medicine, as well as virtual laboratories and the Moscow Electronic School (MES) progress report mobile application. .
The Runet Prize is a prestigious national award in the field of information technology and electronic communications. This year it was awarded for the 18th time. Historically, more than 360 organizations have received this award.
Virtual map of Moscow: city panoramas updated by mos.ru
The Map section of the mos.ru portal updated the virtual panoramas of Moscow. New 3D photos have been added to the selection, and for the convenience of users, a toolbar has been developed, which offers new possibilities for using maps and images. Now you can know the exact date of the last panoramic shot of a particular street and measure the distance to the desired object.
The interactive map on mos.ru is part of the Moscow Digital Twin system. Over the past year, nearly 1.5 million images have been added to it, and there are already over 11.4 million. For the first time, users have the ability to measure the distance from one object to another directly in the photo. The feature also allows you to retrace through archival footage how the appearance of the city has changed. To date, this is the most detailed map of Moscow with panoramic photographs.
To use the Panorama function, go to the Map section of the mos.ru portal. In the upper right corner, you click on a special icon. You can move around the map by clicking on the desired point (at the bottom of the screen) or with a 360-degree panoramic scroll.
A new toolbar which helps the user to work with panoramic images is located at the bottom of the screen. It has eight icons: Object Info, Length, Line Distance, Vertical Distance, Polyline Length, Area, Plane, and Dual Screen Mode. By clicking on each of them, you can get additional information about the Moscow region and panoramic objects.
“The specialists take panoramas once or twice a year. Thanks to this, the map remains relevant. Information about this can be searched by thematic sections, for example, such as “My neighborhood”, “Repair and reconstruction”, “Landscaping” “, Eduard Lyssenko, Minister of the Moscow government, head of the technology department of the information from Moscow, it is noted.
Thanks to the options in the toolbar, all panoramas are now interactive. Now you can also measure the area of buildings and other structures. And by clicking on the “Object Information” button, it is easy to find the address of the building or land and other data from the Office of Inventory and Land Registry database. .
A “Dual screen mode” tool lets you display two panoramic photos at the same time, taken in roughly the same location, but in different years. You can see how Moscow has changed in the past. In addition, the shooting date is now added to each panoramic photo.
An interactive map on the mos.ru portal is a useful service of Moscow that helps you navigate the city easily. The map shows Moscow in detail: with its help you can find any organization, the nearest city bike rental or Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as get information about the planned changes in the neighbors and much more.
The panoramic car with four cameras on the roof is used for shooting in most cases. The car is moving through the streets and every 20 to 30 meters the four cameras simultaneously take pictures. When there is no access by car, a manual photoshoot is performed. Each month, the service is used by an average of 35,000 people.