Government agencies across the country make public policy decisions every day — and most all public policy decisions involve issues that have a spatial component. As agencies strive to make more analytics-driven decisions, the decision makers rely more on the work of analysts. These analysts need to collect, manage, interpret, integrate, synthesize, analyze, and visualizeRead… Read more »
Communities need to learn to think GIS first to drive long-term decision-making and planning by implementing data-driven decisions and collaboration with geodesign.
GIS offers exciting new ways to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.
It’s an exciting era for those in government. Vivid satellite images, airborne drones and 3D technology have unlocked another realm of possibility for public service.
Explore some of the questions asked on a recent online training with imagery and GIS experts.
If your work helps an executive move closer to realizing their vision, they will assign more value to you, and your work, and will request more assistance from you. This is also true if your work helps alleviate their pain.
I am hearing more and more from executives that if they want to understand and battle the complex challenges of today, they want and need digital twins; but not just any digital twin, a 3D digital twin; they are now a necessity.
Because most if not all data that government agencies use is spatial, GIS is a very effective civic engagement tool.
For both natural and man-made disasters, the emergency management industry has done a great job over the years of implementing GIS solutions to support their mission.
If you want to fully utilize the GIS technology you have access to, then you need to embrace the business of GIS. This means expanding your work to include learning about and implementing solid business practices. This means creating a business plan.