Today, GovLoop is announcing the release of our latest report, Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government. The GovLoop report focuses on best practices, case studies and identifies innovative uses of GIS technology in government. Also, be sure to visit the guide landing page for upcoming posts, and quick access to many GIS resources that GovLoop offers. Across government GIS technology has fueled innovation.
Often as the backbone to many different kinds of programs, GIS technology has facilitated improved government services. As agencies are constantly seeking new and innovative methods to combat budget cuts, GIS technology has emerged as a way to improve services to citizens, improved efficiencies, and more informed decision making. Often implemented in tandem with other initiatives, GIS is a critical component to help government solve some of its most pressing challenges.
- Emergency management
- Citizen engagement
- Health and human services
- Environmental policy
- Crime prevention
As part of the research process for this guide, we reached out to GovLoop membership to take part in a survey. Participants were asked their greatest challenges with GIS, best practices, to share some interesting case studies and what they believe the future of GIS looks like. The results of the survey are spread throughout this report and provide first hand insights on GIS from those in the trenches.
One comment from the survey, “GIS provides spatial awareness leading to information empowerment – moving our language into spatial dimensions.” GIS now extends across government, it is not just for programmers or coders. There is tremendous value in tying the benefits of GIS to mission oriented programs in government.
This report is by no means a finished project. This guide is intended to point you to the proper resources, spur discussions on GovLoop and help build community awareness on GIS. Please be sure to visit GovLoop and engage with the community, as we hope to continue a dynamic conversation on GovLoop.
More GIS Blogs & Resources
- Top 10 Benefits of GIS Technology
- GIS – Not Just for Programmers or Tech Savvy
- Using GIS During an Emergency
- Exploring Geo-Enabled Government Services
- Cloud and GIS: A Perfect Match for Collaboration
- The Art of Map Making – How Great Maps Tell Great Stories
- Local Government Increases Transparency Through GIS Technology
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