North Dakota CISO Kevin Ford to take lead cyber role with Esri

by • 5 days ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley credited Ford for his role in a cybersecurity consolidation process that's included nearly every part of the state's public sector.

GIS data will be critical for successful vaccine distribution

by • 10 months ago

GIS data will enable states and localities to determine where COVID-19 vaccines are needed as they become available, an Esri expert said during a webinar.

How Maryland used GIS to build its COVID-19 response website

by • 1 year ago

Julia Fischer, Maryland’s geographic information officer, said many agencies didn't know how powerful GIS could be when the state began building its informational portal in March.

As food insecurity rises, food banks turn to map tech

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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