Posts Tagged: GIS

5 GIS Themes to Watch

This morning, Jack Dangermond, Esri President, started off Esri’s annual Federal GIS Users Conference. Dangermond reminded the audience of the challenges that society faces today, and how geography is more important than ever before. GIS is a technology that enables organizations to find new value from their data. By visualizing information through maps, organizations canRead… Read more »

G2G (Gov to Gov) – Sharing Public Services and What Makes It Work

The concept of public agencies delivering services to one another is nothing new, but doesn’t happen as often as it could. Policy wonks, the media, elected officials, and agency managers all agree the concept makes sense: One public organization does something well, and shares that expertise with another public agency, at a cost that providesRead… Read more »

Technology is changing- learn how to grow with it!

Next week (February 9-10, 2015), Esri is holding a Federal GIS Conference to inspire government employees to share ideas, best practices, and more. Over 3000 government professionals and leaders will join together in Washington, D.C. to combat real-world challenges with real solutions that utilize GIS technology. Esri technology is helping the government become more resilientRead… Read more »

GIS-based Real Property Management for Government

Recently, GovLoop, Esri, and PenBay Solutions hosted an online training titled, “Facilities are Mission Critical: GIS-based Real Property Management for Government”, to illustrate how facility managers can utilize GIS to improve building and real property management. The speakers for the online training included: Bill Barron, Chief Executive Officer of PenBay Soltutions Benton Yetman, Director/Strategic Technology atRead… Read more »

Are You Mapping? Georgia Is!

Georgia has 159 counties. The Peach State is also home to 536 cities. While the diversity of communities creates a lot of advantages, it also can create massive headaches for the state. Why? Each of the different communities classifies and categorizes data differently. The need for uniform and standardized data is especially important in theRead… Read more »

How GIS is Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Thursday night, GovLoop and Esri hosted the eighth and final GIS meetup of the year, Turn to GIS in an Emergency. We discussed how organizations are using geospatial technology to address the needs of vulnerable populations during emergencies and crises. The event featured a presentation from Robert Shankman, GIS Program Manager, HHS ASPR, Office of Emergency Management andRead… Read more »