How Maryland used GIS to build its COVID-19 response website
Julia Fischer, Maryland’s geographic information officer, said many agencies didn't know how powerful GIS could be when the state began building its informational portal in March.
COVID-19 gave GIS, elections leaders chance to ‘think outside the box’
While the pandemic presented significant challenges for the Geo-Enabled Elections project, it also prompted leaders to think differently.
State GIS community strives for greater diversity
On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.
New statewide food bank map shows Californians where to find food
Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin expanded a countywide map to include resources across the entire state, which he said can help support a growing population of food-insecure residents.
State, federal collaboration key to GIS growth going forward
State GIS leaders need to work together with their federal counterparts in order to advance the national spatial data infrastructure, NSGIC’s president says.
In Jackson, Mississippi, AI-powered cough bots and COVID-19 maps fuel response
Like many other local governments, Jackson is quickly adopting new digital technologies to ensure resources are directed when and where they're needed.
Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response
The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.
GIS plays critical role in states' response to coronavirus pandemic
GIS officials from Maryland and Montana say geospatial data has provided real-time support for disaster relief during their states' responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chicago street work map adds custom alerts feature
Residents no longer need to manually check the map for closures and construction and officials say it could also improve contractor accountability.