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.
State election officials interested, but slow to adopt geospatial data
Election directors want to use geographic information systems to improve voter registration and precinct mapping, but many lack access, a new survey shows.
Researchers are trying to make U.S. elections more reliable — using maps
A group of state GIS officials and other researchers are working to correct flaws in precinct maps that could potentially throw the results of elections.
GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration
Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.