Meeting gathers developers of Mapas Culturais

Published in April 2, 2018

The teams of the Mapas Culturais project, the Ministry of Culture (MinC) and the Research, Development and Innovation Laboratory in Interactive Media (Media Lab) from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) met on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd to discuss technical issues of the Mapas Culturais software, address questions and improve its documentation. The goal of the meeting was to train Media Lab developers, who will be responsible, in partnership with MinC, for executing the project work plan over the […]

Workshop to discuss future of Mapas Culturais

Published in March 1, 2018

On February 26th and 27th, the Mapas Culturais Management Workshop was held in Brasília-DF, in the building of the Ministry of Culture (MinC), bringing together members of the Mapas Culturais Network, public managers, developers and researchers, as well as Instituto TIM. The purpose of the event was to gather feedback and experience reports, challenges and learning from software installations to discuss the scope of the project in the next one and a half year. The workshop was promoted by the […]

A year of great achievements for Instituto TIM

Published in January 3, 2018

Instituto TIM remained in its mission to contribute for the democratization of science, technology and innovation in 2017 with great results. Among the highlights of its 4th year of activity, there is the launch of Busca Ativa Escolar, a platform that contributes to the fight against school exclusion; the availability of the platform Mapas Culturais as SaaS (software as a service) by the Ministry of Culture (MinC) to all states and municipalities; and the support by the Academic Working Capital […]

New solutions for Mapas in SP in Hackultura

Published in December 11, 2017

The SP Estado da Cultura platform, a deployment of Mapas Culturais in the state of São Paulo, has gained new suggestions of functionalities in a development marathon dedicated to it. The 1st Hackultura was organized by the collective Nós Livres, Observatory of Creative New Business (ON2C) and the State Department of Culture of São Paulo (Secult), with the support of Instituto TIM, and gathered about 20 hackers, developers and cultural agents to think about solutions to improve the platform. It […]

Mapa Cultural de Pernambuco is launched in event

Published in October 26, 2017

Over 100 people attended the launch of the platform Mapa Cultural de Pernambuco, the deployment of Mapas Culturais in the state. The event was held on October 25th at the Museum of the State of Pernambuco (MEPE), in Recife, and brought together authorities, cultural agents, artists, cultural advisers, among other interested parties. The event was also attended by the state secretary of Culture, Marcelino Granja; the president of the Foundation of the Historical and Artistic Heritage of Pernambuco (Fundarpe), Márcia […]

Solutions that contribute to smart cities

Published in October 17, 2017

With increasingly populous urban centers around the world and more complex management demands, the discussion about the concept of smart cities is growing. Such concept involves the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency of the urban management and the quality of life of its residents. Three solutions developed by Instituto TIM are applied to smart cities: Busca Ativa Escolar, ZUP and Mapas Culturais. Solutions for smart cities can have the participation of the inhabitants (case […]

MinC provides Mapas as SaaS to the entire country

Published in August 7, 2017

The Ministry of Culture (MinC), with Instituto TIM’s support, started providing the platform Mapas Culturais as SaaS (software as a service in cloud) to all interested states and municipalities. The service intends to extend and facilitate the adoption of the cultural management tool, since the infrastructure and the configuration of the platform are under the responsibility of MinC. “States and municipalities will be able to have all the features that Mapas Culturais offer, with its own identity, autonomy in the […]

Cultura na Paraíba is the new Mapas’ deployment

Published in June 14, 2017

Paraíba is the newest State to deploy the platform Mapas Culturais, a free software for collaborative mapping and culture management developed by Instituto TIM. The launch of Cultura na Paraíba (pb.mapas.cultura.gov.br) took place on the night of June 13 at Fundação Casa de José Américo, an agency of the State Secretariat for Culture of Paraíba (SECULT), in João Pessoa-PB. About 50 people attended the event, including managers, cultural producers, local artists and authorities, such as the Acting Governor of Paraíba, […]

Get to know the Mapas platforms in MinC

Published in April 6, 2017

Since 2015, the Ministry of Culture (MinC) has a partnership with Instituto TIM to use the free software Mapas Culturais. The partnership started with the migration of the National System for Cultural Information and Indicators (SNIIC) to Mapas Culturais, resulting in the creation of the platform Mapa da Cultura. In addition to providing the entire SNIIC database, Mapa da Cultura aggregates data from three other platforms created by MinC from the software: Museus BR, Cultura Viva and Mapa das Bibliotecas. […]

Cultural data from all over Brazil

Published in April 3, 2017

Available since 2015, the platform Mapa da Cultura has information about cultural agents, places, projects and events from all over Brazil and it is one of the four deployments of the open source software Mapas Culturais in the Ministry of Culture (MinC). The management is performed by MinC in partnership with Instituto TIM, that offers technological support. It is a space to promote and integrate cultural actions from all the states of the country. The platform gathers information from different MinC […]