NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The department's technical assistance response unit will use the drones to assist officers in certain investigations.

GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

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.

Esri introduces ArcGIS mobile app for FirstNet ecosystem

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

The app, Explorer for ArcGIS, provides ArcGIS capabilities to agencies that might otherwise struggle to securely share mapping data.

Helping governors stay ahead of the innovation curve

by Brian Sandoval • 2 months ago

Commentary: Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada and 2017-18 chair of the National Governors Association, urges governors to keep pace with rapidly changing energy and transportation technologies.

Emergency shelters and housing map returns after Hurricane Michael

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Engineers from government software firm Tyler Technologies first developed the map for relief workers after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Drones assist in search for missing kangaroo after escape from Florida man's wildlife sanctuary

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

The Florida Highway Patrol is using two drones to search for the kangaroo, which went missing Monday.

Eight big ideas win $1.6 million in connectivity challenge

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

New initiatives and projects are being awarded for ingenuity that could bring internet connectivity where today there's little or none.

Philadelphia names Mark Wheeler as permanent CIO

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

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.

National broadband coverage grossly over-represented by FCC data, report says

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

Researchers claim that inaccurate broadband availability data is misinforming a national discussion about internet access.

California's wildfire effort includes software originally developed for a drone-racing game

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Edgybees was founded to make software for drone hobbyists, but its augmented reality programs adapted well for emergency responders.

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