'Road Vision' traffic metrics app wins D.C. app challenge

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The app, which uses mobile-phone and surveillance-camera footage to analyze traffic, won $25,000 and a beta-testing opportunity with the D.C. government.

On 'data dividend' concept, California's Gov. Newsom searches for workable strategy

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed compensating Californians for their personal data, collected by firms like Google and Facebook, but the details remain fuzzy.

Election officials ask Congress for new wave of security funding

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

But there are disagreements over how many strings should be attached if the federal government offers states more money.

North Carolina opens virtual exploration with help from Google's 360-degree backpack cameras

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology is using Google's Trekker program to preserve 360-degree journeys through cultural, natural and historical landmarks.

Map reveals more than 2,700 surveillance cameras in San Francisco

by Ryan Johnston • 2 weeks ago

The civil-liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained the locations of cameras used across San Francisco as the city contemplates its use of surveillance technology.

Louisville, Ky., loses Google Fiber after company placed lines too shallow

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Google said it will end service in Louisville on April 15, though the city says it has other options, including a growing municipal fiber network.

CIOs should use governance, cost savings to urge collaboration

by Jake Williams • 2 weeks ago

On an episode of the Priorities podcast, state IT leaders say governance that forces cost savings and collaboration is most effective.

As need for elevation data grows, GIS experts hope for GPS-like boom

by Jake Williams • 2 weeks ago

On GIS Addressed, three state government geospatial leaders say 3D elevation data could have a transformational impact on government and citizens.

D.C. developers present futuristic traffic, environmental apps for civic challenge

by Ryan Johnston • 3 weeks ago

As part of the capital's GigabitxDC Challenge, semifinalists showcased mobile innovations that found new uses for the next generation of wireless technology.

New York City installs Waze GPS beacons in tunnels

by Colin Wood • 3 weeks ago

The Bluetooth-connected devices allow drivers to maintain a GPS signal through four tunnels where coverage was previously unavailable.

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