FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.

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

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months 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.

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

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months 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.

NTIA partners with 8 states for better broadband coverage map

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia have agreed to share data to improve the agency's maps.

Street closure map helps Philadelphia residents stay informed, report illegal activity

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

The only way to get information on street or sidewalk construction previously was to contact the Streets Department directly.

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

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months 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.

Charlotte, N.C., hires Houston IT leader as new CIO

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Reenie Askew, currently the deputy CIO for Houston, will take the top IT job in Charlotte, succeeding Jeff Stovall, who resigned last September.

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

by Jake Williams • 2 months ago

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

State election officials interested, but slow to adopt geospatial data

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

Election directors want to use geographic information systems to improve voter registration and precinct mapping, but many lack access, a new survey shows.

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

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

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

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