Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)

‘Community of practice’ key for GIS success, says Wisconsin official

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 9 months ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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.