Posts Tagged: GIS

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 »

You Can Map That?

When you think of maps most people automatically think about directions. The most obvious reason to look at a map is to figure out how to get somewhere. If you are anything like me – the directionally challenged – you can spend hours pouring over a route in an effort not to get lost. But directionsRead… Read more »

Using Geography to Fight Food Insecurity

It is a critical time for global food systems. Strained by population growth and the unpredictable threats of climate change, the food security of billions worldwide is under threat. To meet this challenge, Esri, the global leader in GIS technology, is unleashing the power of geography to strengthen food resilience for a more sustainable future.Read… Read more »

Only GIS Can Prevent Forest Fires

Esri and GovLoop recently hosted a meetup showcasing how GIS solutions can make it easier than ever before to create online mapping applications. Featured at the event was a case study from Global Forest Watch, which is “a new dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system, designed to empower people everywhere to better manage forests.Read… Read more »

Jack Dangermond On the Future of GIS

At GovLoop’s recent Esri meetup, we had the privilege of listening to Jack Dangermond, Esri founder, give a presentation and conduct a question and answer session. Dangermond shared his vision for GIS going forward, and how critical it is for government agencies to learn how to connect geography into their workflows and decision-making process. “MyRead… Read more »

Meet Jack Dangermond at GovLoop’s Next Meet Up

Please join GovLoop and Esri for our DC Meet Up Thursday, September 18th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 1776 (1133 15th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004). We’ll be discussing 3D technology and GIS. You’ll also have the unique opportunity for a Q&A with Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President. Spaces are filling up quickly, so I’d encourageRead… Read more »