GIS

Head in the Cloud? So are Some States…almost!

The Sacramento GovUp last week was no different than all the other GovUp‘s GovLoop has hosted; full of great ideas, an eager movement forward and an opportunity to network with people at all levels of government. Scott Gregory, California’s newest Geographic Information Officer, brought many great ideas to the table that are both aggressive and… Read more »

Esri Video Series: GIS Helps Feed the Hungry in a SNAP!

Our final video in the Esri video series features Jonathan Benett, Program Manager for USDA Food and Nutrition. <br/> Video Notes: Jonathan Benett describes the USDA FNS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as well as the SNAP Retail Locator, how SNAP uses GIS to better serve its users and the unintended beneficiaries of SNAP Retail… Read more »

Esri Video Series: Driving Denver

Our next edition of the Esri Video Series is an interview with David Luhan and Doug Genzer. David is the GeoSpatial Applications Director and Doug is the Sennior GIS Analyst for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Video Notes: David Luhan and Doug Genzer discuss the origin of Denver GIS, the recent goals and… Read more »

Esri Video Series: Utah DOT and GIS, One Great Team

Our next video in our Esri video series features John Thomas, Planning Director for the Utah Department of Transportation. Video Notes: John Thomas defines the primary function of the Utah Department of Transportation Planning. He goes on to describe the UPlan project, the key aspects of UPlan and how GIS has aided their mission. Stay… Read more »

Esri Video Series: An Introduction from Esri’s Chris Thomas

Members of the GovLoop team recently attended the 2011 Esri User Conference located in beautiful San Diego, California. The conference hosted over 16,000 GIS users including a strong government user community. Here is our first installment of a multiple-part video series. This interview series focuses on how government is using GIS. We had the opportunity… Read more »

Hurricane Irene: GIS, Social Media, and Big Data Shine

As Katherine Maher pointed out on Twitter, no one gets credit when contingency plans work. And it is truly amazing how much government-citizen information collaboration has evolved–not to mention the growth of data journalism even in the most traditional news outlets. The average citizen had a wealth of accurate (and useful) hurricane information to choose… Read more »

The Big Sky State is Big on Arc-GIS

With 145,552 square miles of populated open land, Montana, aka the Big Sky State, has a lot to keep track of. Managing such a large spectrum of terrain is no simple task. This is why the fourth largest state in the US chose to pioneer a GIS-based statewide cadastral database. According to OMB’s Federal Enterprise… Read more »

This Friday: Forum on geospatial/place-based public management

Geospatial technology has become a reality of everyday life. We map out locations on Google, send tweets with geotags, and find food trucks nearby (especially the last one). But increasingly, these capabilities are proving to have profound potential for reshaping how government delivers services. With that in mind, the National Academy of Public Administration will… Read more »