Posts Tagged: Esri2013

How GIS Can Help Child Placement for Foster Care

One of the sessions I attended at the Esri International User Conference was, Local Government: Well-Being. One of the speakers, Matthew Nalty, Kempe Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, explored a case study from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). The study explored how far away children… Read more »

Jack Dangermond Opening Statements – GIS: Transforming Our World

Jack Dangermond, President of Esri, started off the 33rd Esri UC highlighting that the theme of the conference is “GIS: Transforming Our World.” Dangermond notes, “Our world is facing serious challenges, and it’s clear to me that we fundamentally and collectively need to create a better future.” GIS ability to visualize data, spot new patterns… Read more »

GovLoop & Esri Meet Up In Review: Story Maps

Last week, GovLoop and Esri hosted a GIS meet up, GovLoop & Esri MeetUp: Story Maps, the presentations featured Chris Liedel, President of Smithsonian Ventures and Lee Bock and Stephen Sylvia, who provided insights on how to leverage Story Maps templates. Post Highlights Be sure to view GovLoop’s recent interview with Esri President Jack Dangermond… Read more »

How Citizen Engagement Can Be Improved Through Mobile GIS

As mobile adoption continues to grow in consumer markets, it is imperative that government continue to embrace mobile and learn how to best optimize mobile technology to stay relevant and improve citizen engagement programs. The Pew Internet & American Life Project has a variety of data related to mobile adoption. In December 2012, Pew reports… Read more »

How Big Data and Location Analytics are Impacting GIS for Government

Post Highlights Esri and GovLoop hosted a meetup for the GIS community Presentations include insights on how big data and location analytics are impacting GIS for government GIS now has implications for non-traditional users, and agencies can leverage current IT investments along with GIS Yesterday GovLoop and Esri hosted a meetup for the GIS community,… Read more »