Murder hornet tracking, wildfire response get GIS boost

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 7 months ago

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

by • 8 months ago

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

by • 9 months ago

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

by • 9 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

A former Florida state official involved in managing its COVID-19 data dashboard said police raided her home and took her computers.