A 'major win' for the geospatial community awaits president's signature
Experts say the Geospatial Data Act will address longstanding shortcomings in national standards and policies.
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.
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.
State GIS group calls for national address database
The National States Geographic Information Council is making the case for the creation of a centralized record of every address in the country.
Bird flu outbreak shows importance of GIS data sharing – panelists
In Minnesota alone, officials created more than 1,700 maps during the outbreak earlier this year, but local laws prevented them from sharing their data across state lines.
NASCIO urges Senate to move GIS data sharing bill forward
GIS data sharing could be a lot more efficient in the federal government, and NASCIO thinks better sharing at the federal level will trickle to states.