Geographic information systems (GIS) — an online spatial tool for data collection, management and analysis that is rooted in geography— has been acknowledged as a foundational platform in building smart community strategies worldwide.
When it comes to tackling issues like the opioid epidemic, disease transmission, reducing homelessness, civic inclusion and more, government has especially utilized GIS to serve their citizens and residents.
Ohio CIO Ervan Rodgers is optimistic about his state’s future. Gazing into the proverbial crystal ball, Rodgers imagines Ohio’s technology and workforces reaching new heights in 2020 and beyond.
Placer County’s HMIS System Administrator Sue Compton needed to find a solution fast for the biannual January count of people experiencing homelessness, and a paper-based format was not going to cut it.
Geographic information system (GIS) software can help create smart communities by capturing, storing, managing and presenting geographic data.
The biggest developments in the smart communities movement is shifting from the idea of a single application to a series of interrelated technologies.
The L.A. County Office of the Assessor began an “Assessor-as-a-Service” program designed to help smaller counties’ assessor’s offices get to the cloud.
Under the direction of CIO Mark Wittenburg, Tempe, Arizona’s IT department has spent the last year promoting innovation while excelling at the basics.
With our work in natural resource and surface water, we utilize our asset management system in many ways. The ability to spatially conceptualize data helps our team make more effective policy decisions and communicate environmental and resource issues with better clarity.
Smart states understand that smart is a journey, not a destination, and with GIS technology they can solve current challenges.