Californians can now get earthquake warnings on their phones
The new system, which Gov. Gavin Newsom called the first of its kind in the U.S., will notify residents up to 20 seconds before the shaking starts.
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.
Los Angeles city controller updates online property map to boost housing, economy
Los Angeles isn't making the most of its nearly 14,000 government-owned properties. City Controller Ron Galperin wants to do something about it.
Philadelphia's data officer wants to integrate GIS into everything
Hank Garie, Philadelphia's new chief data and geographic information officer, said the city will integrate spatial data into all of its databases.
Still 'lack of belief' in GIS among emergency management leaders
On GIS Addressed, former Florida emergency management CIO Richard Butgereit says GIS is still underused and underfunded in disaster response.
State GIS leaders look for collaboration with tribal governments
On GIS Addressed, New Mexico's Gar Clarke says collaboration between tribal government and state government GIS is a growing priority.
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.
How transportation data can push autonomous vehicle deployment
On GIS Addressed, Minnesota's GIO says all the existing elements of transportation data will be key to the eventual integration of fully autonomous vehicles.
As need for elevation data grows, GIS experts hope for GPS-like boom
On GIS Addressed, three state government geospatial leaders say 3D elevation data could have a transformational impact on government and citizens.