As food insecurity rises, food banks turn to map tech
Food banks around the U.S. say digital maps have been the best tool to get the word out about their services at a time of heightened food insecurity.
Counting cars was once a job in Raleigh — now an AI does it
Officials at the North Carolina capital replaced a slow, manual process of evaluating traffic congestion with cameras powered by machine learning.
Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response
The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.
5 ways maps can help communities respond to COVID-19
Commentary: Esri’s chief medical officer, Dr. Este Geraghty, says maps can aid decision-making and communication for pandemic response.
Three GIS trends state governments must embrace
Commentary: Mobility, community engagement, and machine learning are changing how governments operate and reach their constituents, say two Esri engineers.
Street closure map helps Philadelphia residents stay informed, report illegal activity
The only way to get information on street or sidewalk construction previously was to contact the Streets Department directly.
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.
Esri maps now feature direct integration of Waze live-alert data
Local traffic and transportation infrastructure information can now be plugged directly into maps and apps created using Esri's online software.
Amid Hawaii's volcanic eruption, drones and maps revealed hidden fissure
A volunteer team in Hawaii last month is thought to be the first to use drones to collect critical images and data from above a volcano during emergency response efforts.