GIS

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 »

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 »