Many government organizations conduct field operations. Whether it is a scientist validating remotely sensed data or a National Guardsmen performing damage assessment after a hurricane, field operations staff are crucial. At our recent MapUp, Optimize Field Operations with GIS, we learned how geographic information systems (GIS) can empower those personnel to optimize their field operations.
Posts Tagged: location
For decades, OMB and Departments have been trying to trace federal grants and loans to specific places: cities, neighborhoods, farms, enterprise zones, individual houses or stores. The complexity of community development, economic development, rural development, job creation, or just accounting have plagued how funds can be traced. The purpose of tracing the money is toRead… Read more »
Check out GovLab’s new study on The Power of Zoom: Transforming #gov through #location intelligence. http://www.governing.com/columns/mgmt-insights/col-location-based-services-smartphones-government.html
This week, location based service Foursquare announced its new features to enhance the social check-in experience. They also reiterated their vision to go beyond “a game built on check-ins” into “making cities easier to use.” Foursquare isn’t just trying to find out whether you’re at the coffee shop or a night club; they’re gaining insightRead… Read more »
The Commission’s Conferencing Center (CCC) has a total of 5 rooms. Facing the CCC, the one to the furthest on the right is called the Commission Meeting Room. It’s where the Chair and Commissioners meet to engage in what’s called official “Commission Meetings”; and it’s mostly full of huge furniture that comprise a seating/podium areaRead… Read more »
Folks, there was a Google map I created that marked all 3 locations so everyone could get a feel for how close all 3 are to each other. And I put the link in the logistics memo I sent to all the field ITS’ and DRM’s. It worked then; but doesn’t seem to work now.Read… Read more »
Is there a tag in your future? Location aware apps on mobile phones are becoming sophisticated enough to rival and even surpass dedicated GPS devices. Many come bundled with your ‘net connection and some apps are free (Google Earth). The Garmin GPS that’s been guiding me to Laurel, Md. via Dayton, Ohio is doomed toRead… Read more »