Posts Tagged: EsriUC

How GIS is Being Used to Honor Local Servicemen and Women

Geographic information systems (GIS) are incredibly adaptable and continue to be used in new ways to present various information visually and easily. There are certainly many tactical applications for GIS. For example, to aid employees in locating services, researching housing opportunities and tracking regional programs. At the same time, GIS can also be applied to… Read more »

California Supreme Court Rules GIS Files Should Be Publicly Accessible

The final session I attended at the Esri User Conference was GIS and the Business of Government. In a very timely presentation, Bruce Joffe, from GIS Consultants, spoke about the impact of the recent California Supreme Court ruling requiring GIS data be subject to California public records laws. Joffe provided an in-depth look at the… Read more »

3 Lessons Learned on Location Analytics and GIS

Location analytics is another way that GIS is transforming the public sector. This is due to advancements in GIS technology, GIS can be leveraged enterprise wide and within applications that users are already comfortable with. For instance, with Esri software, users can create simple maps using excel plug-in. The same can be said for organizations… Read more »

How GIS Can Help Child Placement for Foster Care

One of the sessions I attended at the Esri International User Conference was, Local Government: Well-Being. One of the speakers, Matthew Nalty, Kempe Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, explored a case study from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). The study explored how far away children… Read more »

GIS in the Trenches – Local Government Case Studies

One of the sessions I attended at Esri’s User Conference was New Enterprise GIS: Lessons Learned from the Trenches. This session featured the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dunwoody, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio, highlighting how they have implemented ArcGIS Server-based enterprise GIS. The three case studies were fascinating, as they consider the journey from a… Read more »

How GIS Can Be Used for Humanitarian Aid – Case Study from Direct Relief

This week at the Esri International User Conference, non-profit Direct Relief was awarded the President’s Award for outstanding applications of a geographic information system (GIS). Direct Relief is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides medical material assistance to those affected by natural disasters, civil unrest and poverty. I had the chance to speak with Andrew… Read more »

TED Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s Latest Project: The Urban Observatory

Data is transforming the way we live, socialize and work. We are increasingly moving towards the “internet of things,” in which all of the services and technology we rely on will be connected through apps, sensors and robotics. Countless times we have seen data revolutionize the way the public sector delivers services and improves decision-making…. Read more »

Esri Plenary In Review: 7 Emerging Themes for GIS Professionals

Today Esri’s User Conference kicked off in San Diego, California. Along with nearly 15,000 GIS professionals, I’ll be spending the week out in San Diego covering the event and learning the latest developments from Esri. The Plenary session this AM included: Esri president Jack Dangermond and Esri experts show how GIS is transforming our world…. Read more »