GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration
Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.
Collaboration on GIS can smooth the path for state and local agencies
On this episode of GIS Addressed, Arkansas GIO Shelby Johnson addresses the challenges of collaboration and why they're worth overcoming.
Can government's centralized data offices put themselves out of business?
New York City's former chief data analyst says it could happen if they do their jobs correctly.
Local governments lack defined digital services strategy, survey says
A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that local government digital strategies are predominantly 'ad-hoc' and 'not defined.'
Esri introduces ArcGIS mobile app for FirstNet ecosystem
The app, Explorer for ArcGIS, provides ArcGIS capabilities to agencies that might otherwise struggle to securely share mapping data.
Emergency shelters and housing map returns after Hurricane Michael
Engineers from government software firm Tyler Technologies first developed the map for relief workers after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown says California will launch its 'own damn satellite' to fight climate change
The state will partner with the geospatial imagery company Planet Labs to build the satellite, which will monitor pollution from orbit, the governor said.
Philadelphia names Mark Wheeler as permanent CIO
Wheeler, a longtime public servant who had been the interim CIO, says diversity, the issue that first opened the chief information officer's seat, belongs in the city's technology agency.
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.