Posts Tagged: mapping

Using GIS to Tackle Fraud and Abuse

Each year, government agencies lose billions of dollars due to fraud, waste and abuse. Government agencies tasked with fraud prevention are increasingly turning to geographic information system (GIS) platforms — utilizing maps, geo-enrichment and sophisticated data analytics — to tackle fraud, accurately identify patterns and problem areas and improve organizational efficiency.

Ummm Can Your Drone Fly Here????

Drones. Those unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that everyone from Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy to the Dalai Lama are taking a turn at piloting. Drones are quickly changing the information landscape with the possibility of being the most highly disruptive technology since the cell phone. They are true robots, tasked by their human masters for all types… Read more »

Technology Advances a Smart City

Cisco, Qualcomm, Intel, SAP, and IBM have “Smart City” programs that promise to solve urban problems, involve citizens, conserve energy, and launch cities into a new “digital” future. Their marketing and technology expertise would have us believe that no city could run faster, better, and cheaper without more technology. Cisco has committed to create a… Read more »

Mapping Molecules to Fight Cancer

In 2015, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses. While individual prospects of survival have drastically improved over the past decade, there’s still much more for doctors to learn about the disease. Generalized treatments for a variety of cancers have had mild success, but scientists and doctors… Read more »

Old Faithful Goes Digital: Google’s Partnership with The U.S. National Park Service

When the government shut down in October 2013, employees were furloughed, websites were sent offline, and delivery of important government services was interrupted. These were all difficult consequences for our nation. Yet, the one effect of the shutdown that seemed to foster the most frustration was an unexpected one: the closing of our national parks…. Read more »

The Power of Storytelling and Map Making

Recently I listened to the podcast: “American Futures” and the power of maps. The interview was part of the “American Futures” project, which is a joint endeavor of Esri and The Atlantic to describe America through journalism. The idea of the American Futures project was created by the Atlantic’s Jim Fallows. The podcast also included… Read more »

Giving a “Google Search” a Whole New Meaning

Typing “how-to” into Google’s search bar can give instant insights into “how to tie a tie,” “how to build a computer,” and “how to cook artichokes.” “Googling” provides easy solutions for those seemingly impossible everyday tasks However, a new partnership has taken the technology we use to tackle the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary. Google… 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 »