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