Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
‘Community of practice’ key for GIS success, says Wisconsin official
Perhaps more than technology, the expertise of locals can propel a geographic information systems project, said Wisconsin GIO Jim Giglierano.
Mapping service for state and local government included in Biden's climate order
A new federal mapping service would assist federal, state, local and tribal governments in their climate planning and resilience activities.
How mapping tools are improving school safety in North Carolina
Applications for risk management planning and mapping are helping state officials coordinate with school administrators and better understand their facilities.
'Geo-Enabled Elections' event to bridge mapping, election disciplines
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
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
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
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
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
The state will partner with the geospatial imagery company Planet Labs to build the satellite, which will monitor pollution from orbit, the governor said.