GIS

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… Read more »

Did you bring the map? Three ways to take GIS to the next level in government

Early in 1995 and with a new governor, the State of Maine embarked on an expansion of its GIS (Geographic Information System, for those who aren’t familiar). Then governor, Angus King had a vision. He wanted to use maps to prove that Maine had great locations for new and relocating businesses. Being that it wasRead… Read more »

Integrating your GIS data with AEC design software

Originally posted by Jim Helou at http://www.DLT.com/GIS My prior posting discussed imagery (either satellite or LIDAR) as a standalone solution in the AEC world. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper into the integration of imagery into some of today’s most powerful AEC software tools. Once you’ve gone through the time and expense ofRead… Read more »

Cleaning Up All Dumping & Graffiti in SF in 1 Day

You may have heard the story of how on May 3, 2008, 40,000 volunteers picked up all the trash in the country of Estonia. Since then, similar “Let’s Do It” actions have been organized from Bangalore to New Dehli. In the U.S., there’s been a lot of action around technology and government, and conferences withRead… Read more »