GIS

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 »

Geospatial & place-based public management – Forum on May 20th

The National Academy of Public Administration will be hosting a Forum on Place-Based Public Management on Friday, May 20, 2011. The centerpiece of this forum will be a Panel of federal and private-sector leaders that will (1) discuss lessons learned in developing and implementing place-based approaches to public management; and (2) identify the key challenges… Read more »

Public Access to Tax Parcel: There’s an App for That!

I’ve talked about how ArcGIS can make tax parcel mapping a cinch for local governments, and here’s some great news! There is now an app to access tax parcel information. Check out the blog post below to find out more: Originally posted in the ESRI Local Government Blog. Parcel Value for iPhone is an ArcGIS… Read more »

ArcGIS Makes Tax Parcel Mapping a Cinch

How are local governments using ArcGIS? Check out the post below from the ESRI Local Government Blog. Originally posted April 7, 2011. New Tax Parcel Map Book Template Helps Produce Map Atlases Effortlessly Many local governments are still required to produce hardcopy tax map atlases. Throughout the country, these map books are still statutorily required… Read more »

Geospatial Technology Opens the Door to Greater Efficiencies at DoD

This blog entry was originally posted on [acronym] Online, blog dedicated to those in the public sector working within 2D and 3D digital design. Visit [acronym] Online on GovLoop, too. When you think about geospatial technology, more often than not what comes to mind are maps, earth images, and so on. But, in fact, more… Read more »

Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand

The blog entry below contains excerpts from ‘Putting Virtual “Boots on the Ground” – Law Enforcement Gets Intelligence on Demand,’ originally written by Caron Beesley, editor of [acronym] Online. [acronym] Online is a blog dedicated to those in the public sector working within the 2D and 3D digital design, GIS, architecture and engineering disciplines. As… Read more »

Predictive Policing and the Role of GIS

This blog was originally posted at http://acronymonline.org – a blog for AEC, GIS, and public sector digital design professionals. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Stopping Crime Before it Starts, explores the practice that sophisticated analysis of data can sometimes tell law enforcement where criminals are headed. The notion, known as ‘predictive policing’… Read more »