Murder hornet tracking, wildfire response get GIS boost
GIS officials in Washington and Oregon say recent events — including the appearance of Asian giant hornets — have raised their profiles in state government.
Oregon GIO Cy Smith to resign for policy director role
Smith, who helped get the federal Geospatial Data Act passed, will serve in a newly created role at the National States Geographic Information Council.
GIS' profile grew during pandemic, says certification group
More professionals are getting certified and more government agencies are requiring tighter standards on their GIS work, according to a nonprofit that administers the certification.
How Shasta County, Calif., used GIS to improve elections
County officials said a recent pilot project with the National States Geographic Information Council gave them a boost in confidence and staff support.
How GIS helps state governments share, drive efficiency
Through the inherent visualization present in geospatial data, the use of GIS in state government decision-making is crucial for better services.
How a small-town police department overcame its GIS challenge
Not big enough to hire full-time GIS staff, Radcliff, Kentucky, found the help it needed updating its dispatch systems through a contract with GeoComm.
Arkansas launches statewide broadband availability map
The new tool contains layers for internet speed, number of providers and service availability, designed to assist residents and policymakers alike.
How GIS helped a Texas city 'save' its Christmas parade
Grapevine, the self-described "Christmas Capital of Texas" responded to the pandemic by turning its annual Yuletide processional into a "reverse parade" using an aerial imaging tool.
Police raid home of former Florida data official turned whistleblower
A former Florida state official involved in managing its COVID-19 data dashboard said police raided her home and took her computers.