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.
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What occurs in a community is geographically personal. Regardless of who you are, as a resident of your community, you care about where you live.
A key component of what makes a community smart is its ability to embrace civic inclusion, or foster public participation, engagement and crowdsourcing that helps a whole community understand what matters more to constituents.
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.
Smart states understand that smart is a journey, not a destination, and with GIS technology they can solve current challenges.
The government needs a way to understand the complex interactions between its citizens and the environment. This is where GIS comes in.
The city government of San Diego serves 1.4 million residents by using GIS as a core technology. The city adopted GIS 30 years ago.
GIS presents a platform for sharing and collaboration for communities to solve problems. It’s a means of strategizing what is most important to a community.