Tags National States Geographic Information Council

Seven-state pilot aims to close the gap on 3D mapping data

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Most states are missing large swathes of map data, and the data that's there is not completely accurate. A new project seeks to change that.

Census data, NextGen 911, drones hot issues at 2018 MidAmerica GIS symposium

by Colin Wood • 9 months ago

The MidAmerica GIS Consortium's April event will bring together map makers and geospatial data practitioners from nine states.

Congress introduces Geospatial Data Act to the delight of GIS advocates

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

If passed, the legislation is thought to fill gaps in geospatial data governance left vacant for more than 20 years.

To improve election mapping data, GeoElections campaign targets state and local GIS

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

A new program attempts to bring structure to a widespread effort by states and municipalities to modernize their election systems using geospatial data.

GIS industry remains at odds over Geospatial Data Act

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Some say existing language in the legislation designed to support the geospatial technologies industry would unfairly exclude many firms from bidding on federal contracts.

GIS advocates spar over 'exclusionary procurement' rule in national geospatial data proposal

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

New legislation designed to strengthen America's geospatial data infrastructure is under fire from stakeholders in the surveying and mapping industry who say new rules would give unfair preference to certain vendors.

State GIS group launches 'GeoWomen' to promote diversity in geospatial tech

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

The new group, founded at the National States Geographic Information Council’s midyear conference, will encourage more women to work in a technology field traditionally dominated by men.

GIS leaders take heed: Machine learning, virtual reality are coming

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

As cognitive computing and other big-data-driven technologies begin to surface in government, state geographic information officers have a lot to gain by updating their skill sets.

3 keys to transform GIS from a mystery to an organization's essential asset

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

Four current and former GIS officials weigh in on the evolving role of GIS in state government and what GIOs can do to get stronger support from their allies.

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