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.
FirstNet hackathon focuses on crisis communication apps for first responders
Nearly 500 participants are expected to compete in San Francisco, developing apps for law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS.
Colorado DOT wraps cloud-based surveying pilot, starts scaling
Workers will soon measure objects in the environment using a new tool set that eliminates one of the job's most annoying aspects.
Four states pilot map-based system to share resources across fire jurisdictions
The National Mutual Aid System uses geocoding and crisis management software to improve upon today's text-based systems.
States are proposing net neutrality laws — location intelligence can measure their success
Commentary: Geospatial data visualizations don't just help communities understand issues, but can also identify the most effective policy, says Esri's urban analytics lead.