Tags Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)

'Geo-Enabled Elections' event to bridge mapping, election disciplines

by • 2 months ago

Geospatial officers and elections administrators will meet in Washington to exchange ideas on making the democratic process more geographically precise.

Local governments lack defined digital services strategy, survey says

by • 12 months ago

A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that local government digital strategies are predominantly 'ad-hoc' and 'not defined.'

Esri introduces ArcGIS mobile app for FirstNet ecosystem

by • 12 months ago

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

Emergency shelters and housing map returns after Hurricane Michael

by • 1 year ago

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

A 'major win' for the geospatial community awaits president's signature

by • 1 year ago

Experts say the Geospatial Data Act will address longstanding shortcomings in national standards and policies.

Gov. Jerry Brown says California will launch its 'own damn satellite' to fight climate change

by • 1 year ago

The state will partner with the geospatial imagery company Planet Labs to build the satellite, which will monitor pollution from orbit, the governor said.

California's fire maps and drone photos lend new views of the devastation

by • 1 year ago

Maps that are being constantly updated show evacuation zones, the latest hot spots and fresh aerial photography of the many fires blazing in the West.

Seven-state pilot aims to close the gap on 3D mapping data

by • 1 year ago

Most states are missing large swathes of map data, and the data that's there is not completely accurate. A new project seeks to change that.

As a recovering Caribbean braces for hurricane season, new data tools promise smarter response

by • 1 year ago

A data-fueled trend toward proactive emergency management could help the nation's unincorporated territories this hurricane season, but many regions are still struggling with the basics.