A 'major win' for the geospatial community awaits president's signature
Experts say the Geospatial Data Act will address longstanding shortcomings in national standards and policies.
States look to framework data layers to standardize GIS efforts
On the second episode of StateScoop’s “GIS Addressed” podcast, Arizona’s former state cartographer says uniform data structures allow agencies and the private sector to build better products for citizens.
Illinois forms council to get seniors and low-income residents online
The group will research, advise and advocate around bringing more of the state's disconnected residents online.
Seattle's 'Innovation Advisory Council' to commit corporate technology to homelessness, transportation issues
Officials from companies including Amazon, Zillow, Microsoft, Expedia and Tableau say they will share their technology to help solve local issues.
Govtech Fund doubles in size to $50M, forms product advisory council
Current and former government executives and technology officials will advise tech startups on how to improve their products.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown presented Technology Champion award at NASCIO 2018
The award recognizes Gov. Brown's transformative work in data and cybersecurity throughout the state.
NYC technology chief Miguel Gamiño parts from public service
He says his next venture will bring ideas of civic technology, human-centered design, and culture to cities around the world.
Minnesota Gov. Dayton orders autonomous vehicle testing, creates advisory board
An executive order puts the state in a growing group of those planning for new advances in transportation technology.
Kansas looks to codify CISO role, technology advisory body
Two bills advancing through the legislature would formalize existing practices and ensure stakeholders across the state are informing security policy.
Census data, NextGen 911, drones hot issues at 2018 MidAmerica GIS symposium
The MidAmerica GIS Consortium's April event will bring together map makers and geospatial data practitioners from nine states.